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Ebor Academy Trust is the admission authority for the school. We are an academy school and cater for pupils between the ages of 3-11. The school’s admission authority sets the admission policy every year and works with the Local Authority’s Admissions Unit who coordinate places at all schools in the local authority.

Lakeside holds an opening evening each Autumn for parents of children due to start school the following September.  You are also very welcome to look round our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Lakeside works closely with Parents, Child Minders and Early Years settings to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.  Staff will  make contact with Parents and other Providers to find out about the Child.  In the summer term Children are invited in for taster sessions, including lunch time.

How to apply for a place at the School

If you are applying for a reception place, all applications are made in advance to your “home” local authority who empties your bins. If this is York, go to

The LA website is a composite prospectus for all York schools and includes information about:

  • all of the steps you need to go through to make an application
  • the key dates
  • an explanation about how places are offered if there are more applications than spaces (oversubscribed)
  • the online application portal – apply online and you’ll be sent your offer by email
  • a summary of each school’s individual admission policy criteria
  • Information about applying under a specific admission criteria (such as your child being previously looked after). It is really important to ensure you submit all supporting evidence by the deadline to show you meet any such criteria.

For help with your application, contact York admissions on:

Telephone: 01904 551554


We recommend choosing at least 3 schools to give your child the best chance of getting a place at a school you prefer.

If you live outside York and want your child to go to a school in York, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

Late applications may be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time.

Application timetable (September 2023 start) Date
Applications Open 12 September 2022
Deadline date for application 15 January 2023
National Offer Day – notification will come from the Local Authority 17 April 2023
Deadline for return of forms, if appealing 21 May 2023
Appeals planned to start 1 June 2023*
Appeals planned to finish 16 July 2023*

*Subject to panel members availability.

The appeal papers to be completed and returned to The Appeal Clerks will then coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process

In-Year Admissions

If your child is moving schools either during the school year or for the start of a new school year, then you will need to make an in-year application using the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. Applications to start our school in-year should be made no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child.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. 

For more information on applying for a primary school place, please follow the link to the City of York LA website.

You can read our school’s admission arrangements below.

Lakeside Primary Academy follows the City of York Council co-ordinated admissions procedures for Reception entry and applying for an ‘in-year’ school place. To apply for a school place please apply on line at or contact School Services on 01904 551554, or City of York Council School Services, West Offices, Stations Rise, York YO1 6GA.

Lakeside Primary Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 45

Ebor Academy Trust Admissions Policy for Reception places in 2024 can be found below:

Admissions Policy, City of York Schools’ (2024-25)

Ebor Academy Trust Admissions Policy for In Year Admissions can be found below:

In-Year Admissions Policy, City of York Schools’ (2024-25)

Lakeside Primary Academy Published Admissions Number (PAN) for 2024-25 is 30

Lakeside Catchment Map

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