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

4 December 2017


The​ ​office​ ​is​ ​going​ ​cashless​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​January.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​already​ ​signed​ ​up​ ​to Parent​ ​Pay​ ​or​ ​are​ ​not​ ​sure​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do,​ ​our​ ​friendly office​ ​staff​ ​are​ ​ready​ ​and​ ​waiting​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​get​ ​started.​ ​We​ ​also​ ​have​ ​a​ ​laptop​ ​in​ ​the​ ​reception​ ​area​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​if​ ​you​ ​can’t​ ​get​ ​on​ ​the internet. (Please​ ​note:​ ​For​ ​administrative​ ​reasons,​ s​nack​ ​and​ ​juice​ ​money​ ​is​ ​not​ ​included​ ​-please​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​send​ ​this​ ​in​ ​as​ ​cash​ ​separately.) Thanks​ ​very​ ​much.
17 October 2017

Acorn Museum Trip

##ACORNS PARENTS! We are very sorry, but unfortunately we are having to postphone today's trip to the museum due to the weather. We do not feel that it is safe to walk the children in such conditions. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and will let you know a revised date as soon as we have one. Thank you for your understanding.
13 October 2017

Parents' Evenings. Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Don't forget that dodgeball and basketball after school clubs are cancelled on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October due to Parents' Evenings. Thank you for your understanding.