St Peter’s School – Application and Admissions

Are you looking for a “Good” primary school with “Outstanding” Early Years Provision, as rated by Ofsted, that will care for your child and provide them with a fantastic learning journey?  You’ve just found it – St Peter’s is the school for you.

What does learning look like at St Peter’s?

Ideally, we would have loved to have had a face-to-face meeting with you, to show you our wonderful school and all the fantastic learning that takes place every day across each year group.  However, due to the current situation, we are unable to make this happen.   Hopefully any questions you may have had about our school will be answered through looking at the videos and power points on this page.


Firstly, here is a short film that will give you an insight into how children SHINE at St Peter’s.


Who can apply for a place at our school?  Do you have to be a church family? Do you have to live in the catchment area?

Everyone can apply and come to learn at St Peter’s.  As a church school we are an inclusive school and whether you are part of a church family or not, you are welcome to join and be part of the St Peter’s family.

 When do children start at St Peter’s?

Children are admitted to St. Peter’s in the September of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls. We have only one in-take a year so all children will normally have a full year in Reception class. All children start full time from September although we will stagger the actual start date over a two-week period to allow for more individual attention as each pupil starts school.

 What does the provision in Early Years look like? 

In Early Years, we have an ever-changing curriculum that is tailored to the children’s interest and needs. As parents, you are your child’s ‘first teacher’ and remain an important and integral part of the education process. Therefore, your input and support are vital to ensure your child can successfully achieve their highest potential. Click on the powerpoint to see more images of the unit and a short video from Mrs Renton, the Early Years Team Leader.

Early Years Foundation Unit Powerpoint – lots to see!


What time does a school day start and finish? Is it difficult to park at St Peter’s?

Currently we have staggered start and finish times for each year group which is having a positive impact on the number of cars on the roads at one time, the number of parking spaces available and enabling everyone in our community to keep safe at the start and end of the day.

Start Time Finish Time
Early Years 9.15am 2.45pm
Year 1 and Year 2 9.00am 3.00pm
Juniors – Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 8.45am 3.15pm

How are the classes organised?

Currently we have 260 pupils enjoying their learning at St Peter’s and the children are organised into ten classes.  All of our class names have been inspired by the book “The Lost Words”, which is a beautifully illustrated book that encourages us to learn from nature and enjoy learning outside, which is part of our SHINE vision for all of our children.

Stage of Education Age of Children Name of Class
Early Years Foundation Reception Wrens
Key Stage 1 Year 1 and Year 2 Kingfishers, Finches and Sparrows
Lower Key Stage 2 Year 3 and Year 4 Magpies, Owls and Starlings
Upper Key Stage 2 Year 5 and Year 6 Ravens, Herons and Eagles

How do I ensure that my child is offered a place at St Peter’s school? 

North Yorkshire is responsible for allocating school places and applications for children to start in September 2021 are now open, but there is a deadline of 15th January.  Simply click on the link below and start your online application and put St Peter’s as your number 1 choice of school.

We very much look forward to meeting you in person, and welcoming you into the St Peter’s school family.