We are a very popular school for pupils both within and outside of our catchment area. Many families and parents choose Rufforth as their first preference choice because they are keen for their child to experience a tailored, nurturing small school environment in which our pupils are proven to excel.

We are proud of our achievements, successes and our wonderful children and families and would actively encourage any parents interested in joining our school to arrange a visit with Miss Richards, the headteacher.

Due to high demand, first preference choices for Rufforth School will have a stronger chance of securing a place, so we encourage parents keen on gaining a place to select us as a first choice. Our pupils come from Rufforth village and further afield. Within our current Reception class, 64% of children live outside of the catchment area so please do not let your location discourage you from applying.

If would like to arrange a date to look around please contact Mrs Walton either emailing office@rufforth.pmat.academy or calling 01904 806222.

In-year applications

Rufforth 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 https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions 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 https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions.

Admissions Policy for 2021-22 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2021-22

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: osa.team@schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk

Admissions Policy for 2023-24 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admissions Policy 2023-24