Admissions Consultation for 2024-25 Entry

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by admissions authorities in the City of York between 3rd October and 13th November 2022. The consultation includes the admission policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at during the consultation period.

Parents and carers are invited to complete the parents, carers and public survey online:

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2024 – 2025 by 28 February 2023. Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2023 after which objections can be raised.

Determined policies for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 can be found at

If you require a paper copy of any document, you can request this from or 01904 551554.

Admissions Policy

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust Admissions Policy 2024-25

Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School Published Admission Number – 90

In-year applications

Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days. If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure. Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at

Admissions Policy for 2021-22 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admission Policy 2021-22

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy for 2022-23 Entry

For children starting school in September 2022, the following policy applies to all admissions:

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24 Entry

Between 4 October and 14 November 2021 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2023-24.

The closing date for comments was 14 November 2021. After considering any comments, the MAT Board, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 15 February 2022.

Any objections to our arrangements may be made by parents/others to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022. All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2022, at: OSA, Bishopsgate House. Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. Email:

Admissions Policy for 2023-24 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2023-24

School Admissions Key Dates

Starting primary school in September 2023

  • 12 September 2022 – opening date for applications
  • 15 January 2023 – deadline for ‘on time’ applications
  • 17 April 2023 – National Offer Day
  • 21 May 2023 – deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
  • June – July 2023 – admission appeals held*

*Subject to panel members availability