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Askwith Primary School is part of Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust,  a multi Academy Trust for pupils from 3-11 years. Academies are their own admission authority and admissions to Askwith Primary School are co-ordinated by North Yorkshire Local Authority on behalf of the school.

Harrogate Area Education Office – 01609 533679

Please click here to view the Admissions Policy.

A copy of NYCC admissions policy is available below.



September 2024 Admissions

Children enter the school in the September of the academic year in which they are five. 

For school admissions information for September 2024, please see the guidance document below issued from North Yorkshire County Council. 

The school's admissions number is 15. 

Information for new parents 

If your local county council is not North Yorkshire, you will need to apply through your local county council (e.g. if you live in Otley, you will need to apply through Leeds City Council). 

NYCC Proposed Admissions Policy


Key Dates

Application process opens: 12th October 2023

Application deadline: 15th January 2024

National offer day: 16th April 2024

Appeal deadline: 20th May 2024

Application Forms

For school admissions information and access to an electronic application form, please use this link to visit the School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council website. Please note this is for residents of North Yorkshire only. Please look at the website of your own county council for admissions information. 

Leeds County Council

Bradford County Council


Please note: In-year admissions are welcome when there are spaces available.  Please contact the school.

Nursery Admissions

Children are able to join Askwith Primary School Nursery the term following their third birthday.

The nursery is part of the school so is only open during school term times, term dates are on the school website.
All children over the age of 3 are entitled to 15 hours universal childcare, which equates to 5 x 3 hour sessions at Askwith nursery. The morning session is 9.00am – 12.00pm, lunchtime is 12.00pm – 12.30pm, and the afternoon session is 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Nursery children are also eligible to access Breakfast Club from 8.00am (£2.30 per session) and Cedar Club (after school) until 5.30pm (costs can be found here).

The cost of supervision for the 30 minutes at lunchtime is £2.00. Children may bring a packed lunch or have a school lunch, the cost of a nursery school lunch is £2.40 (plus the cost of supervision = £4.40) The children eat their school lunch in the school hall and are helped to eat by the staff and are encouraged to try new food. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

In addition to the 15 hours, if there is space parents may also book extra sessions, an extra 3 hour session is £12 and should be booked in advance for the whole term.
From September 2017, the government introduced 30 hours extended childcare entitlement. Families who fulfil the criteria will be able to claim a further 15 hours funded childcare, up to 30 hours. Please ask for details of how to claim the extended childcare. We hope to be able to provide all families with the childcare they need, but places at Askwith Primary School Nursery are limited, so please register your child as soon as possible. Please complete and return the attached form.

If you would like more information about our nursery, please contact Mrs Bentley in the office.

Click here to download a nursery admission form


Catchment Area

Askwith, Throstle Nest Estate in Otley, Clifton, Timble, Weston, Denton, Nesfield, Langbar, parts of Middleton.  However, we often have children from outside of the catchment area, including Otley and Ilkley, as our catchment is very rural. 

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