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Admission Consultation 2023 – 2024 entry






Notice is hereby given that St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, being the admission authority for all its schools, have determined the admission arrangements for the 2023 - 2024 school year for admission into:


  1. the Reception Year at all primary and infant schools



Determination of the admission arrangements at schools was made following joint consultation with the City of York Council, as set out in The School Admissions Code and relevant legislation.


Copies of the determined admission arrangements can be found below:



Any person or body can object to the admission arrangements, where they provide their name and address, by writing to the school adjudicator, except where:

  1. the objection seeks, in substance, an alteration to admission arrangements for a grammar school;
  2. the objection seeks, in substance, to remove selection from a selective Academy;
  3. the objection relates to a non-increase in admission number for a school for which the local authority is not the admissions authority;
  4. the objection relates to a non-increase in admission number for a community or voluntary controlled school, except where the objection is by the governing body of that school
  5. the objection relates to an existing agreement for the admissions arrangements of an Academy to vary from the School Admissions Code
  6. the adjudicator has, within the last 2 years, made a decision to an objection to the admission arrangements of a school or Academy, and where any new objection referred to the adjudicator raises the same or substantially the same issues in relation to those admission arrangements.


All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2022, at:

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG

Tel: 0870 0012468 Fax: 01325 391313



Amy Rice Chief Executive Officer SMCCAT



Dated:        28th February 2022



Note: Not Part of the Notice

The purpose of this Notice is to make parents aware of their right to object to the admission arrangements of a school if they consider the arrangements do not comply with the School Admissions Code or the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.


Advice on this Notice can be obtained by writing to:

School Services, Children, Education and Communities

City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA


Copies of the School Admissions Code may be downloaded free of charge from the Department for Education website:

This year's Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4 October and 14 November 2021.  The consultation includes the draft admission policy 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 

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, parents/carers can email  or complete the short survey at or at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements for admission in 2023-24 by 28 February 2022.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2022 after which objections can be raised.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at If you require a paper copy of the document or survey you can request this from the school or Trust or or 01904 551554