Please contact our school office for details about how to admit your child to Stakesby.

You can also arrange a tour of our school - we are proud of our school and will be delighted to show you around.

Alternatively, you can contact North Yorkshire County Council Admissions at their Harrogate office. 

School admissions
Tel: 01609 533679

This link will take you to our Admissions Policy which sets out how we assign places if we have more applications than places.



Admission Policy – Main School - Summary

Places are allocated to children in line with the order of priority laid down in the North Yorkshire County Council Admission Policy:-


  1. Children with statements of special needs or Education Health Care Plans.
  2. Children in Public Care.
  3. Medical or Social Reasons – Very exceptional medical or social factors directly related to school placement.
  4. Children who live in the normal area for the school.
  5. Children who live outside the normal area for the school.


In the case of there being insufficient places, priority is given by:


  6. Sibling Links – Pupils who have a brother or sister already attending Stakesby

  7. Distance – Pupils who live nearest to Stakesby, based on Parents'/Carers' address.


Admission Policy – Nursery


Children receive free-funded places from the term following their third birthday. At Stakesby we are keen to ensure a smooth transition and work alongside the Wooden Horse Nursery to achieve this with children who attend their setting, and who are due to enter our nursery, visiting our early years unit to familiarise themselves with the staff and setting. We also offer ‘Stay & Play’ sessions for children and parents – please ask when you apply.


Parents/Carers who would like their children to attend Stakesby are asked to apply for a place at our School Office. We offer full flexibility which means that parents can opt for any five sessions during the week to suit their needs. We endeavour to meet parents’ preferred sessions but this is not always possible due to the complex nature of the task. 

If there are insufficient places, we put children’s names on a waiting list and notify parents as spaces become available.

Allocation follows the main school policy above with the exception that priority will be given to older children to ensure they have some time in nursery before they begin main school.


Please note that children living outside the normal school area who attend our nursery are not automatically entitled to, or guaranteed, a place in the main school when they become five.

Latest News

20 September 2017

Puppet Workshop 20.09.2017

The whole school enjoyed a puppet workshop with David today. We learned puppet techniques like how to speak without moving our mouths and how to hold and move our puppets. We also watched a short puppet show. We all thought it was brilliant!
20 September 2017

What's happening at Stakesby- Autumn Term 2017

Please find below dates up to the end of this term. We hope you will find this useful to help you to plan your time for the term. If you do need any further information please just let us know.
18 July 2017

Sports Day/Race For Life!