Admissions Consultation for 2025-26 Entry

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by admissions authorities in the City of York between 2nd October and 12th November 2023. 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.

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2025 – 2026 by 28 February 2024. Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2024 after which objections can be raised.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at Determined policies for the 2023-24 and 2024 – 2025 can be found at School admission policies and reports – City of York Council

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 2025-26

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

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy for 2022-23 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Policy for 2023-24 Entry

For children starting school in September 2023, the following policy applies to all admissions:

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions Arrangements for 2024-25 Entry

Inline with the School Admissions Code 2021, we participate in the City of York Council coordinated admission consultation. The consultation took place between Monday 3 October and Sunday 13 November. The consultation has now closed. During the consultation period, the draft admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s schools advise how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2024 to 2025 school year. Any feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Trust as the Admission Authority.

The admission arrangements for 2024-25 were formally determined by the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust Board in February 2023. A copy of the admissions policy for Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School can be found below:

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2024-25

School Admissions Key Dates

Starting primary school in September 2024

  • 12 September 2023 – opening date for applications
  • 15 January 2024 – deadline for ‘on time’ applications
  • 16 April 2024 – National Offer Day
  • 17 May 2024 – deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing
  • June – July 2024 – admission appeals held*

*Subject to panel members availability