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

6 September 2018

School Meal Changes

Please find below some small, but beneficial changes to our school meal prices and system.
2 May 2018

When a drone visited Stakesby!

Paul from recently visited Stakesby with his drone to take some images of the children spelling out the word 'GOOD' in celebration of our recent Ofsted success. Year 5 used problem solving techniques in a maths lesson to work out the area that the children had to stand in and how the children and letters would be arranged. A huge 'Thank You' to Paul for his services and patience and keep an eye out in the Whitby Gazette for the images!
21 April 2018

Wise Owl's Intergenerational Session withYorkshire Coast Homes

Stakesby's Wise Owls had a lovely morning with residents of Marton Court, Whitby. With kelly Brown from Yorkshire Coast homes, they decorated paper butterflies, shared stories and sung their favourite nursery rhymes!