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St Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy

Learning, living and loving one another in God's name

Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire
BD23 1PJ

01756 709451

How to join us

Choosing the right school or nursery for you child can be a daunting decision. To help you make that decision please visit our school to look around our school and meet our friendly and experienced staff and pupils. Please contact the school office on 01756 709451 to arrange a visit. In meantime we hope you enjoy looking at our website.

We will be holding Open Days on 7th and 8th November, please contact the office to book a time.

Joining Reception in September 2019

All applications are made through North Yorkshire County Council by completing a common application form (CAF) which can be completed online. This is a link to the NYCC primary admissions page which has more information and access to the online application process. 

We also require you to complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and send this to the school office. 

If you have any questions about applying please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Please see the latest Admission Policy 19/20 Entry for further details on how to apply and how places are awarded. See also our Privacy Notice for details of the information that we collect.

Joining in year

You may you wish for your child(ren) to join the school during the school year or outside the normal Reception application timetable.  Please call the school to check if we have any spaces in the years that you need.

An in-year application can be made at any time of the year as there is no closing date. Your application will be processed no more than half a term (six weeks) in advance of when a place is required. A school place will normally be allocated from the start of the next half term.

To apply you need to complete the online in-year casual application form for NYCC and the SIF which is sent to the school. 

More information is available on the NYCC in year application webpage.  This also includes information on what to do if you are planning to move to or do not live in North Yorkshire.

Joining our Nursery

Children can start at our nursery from the start of the term following their third birthday. Please see the 'Starting at Fossdale' page for more information.

We provide funded sessions for 15 and 30 hours eligibility. Please see the 'Funding and payments' page for more information.   

Breakfast and After School Club

For more information on our breakfast and after school clubs please click here

Key Dates

These dates will be updated once NYCC have confirmed the coming years dates.

Open Events: 7th and 8th November 2018

Deadline to apply: January 2019

Places confirmed: March / April 2019



Key Steps Sept 2019

To join the school:

Step 1: Visit us

Step 2: Complete the online CAF listing St. Stephen's in your preferences

Step 3: Complete and send the SIF to school

 Past Admissions Policies

Please find the Admissions Policy for each year of entry below.   

Admission Policy 18/19 Entry

Admissions Policy 17/18 Entry

Admissions Policy 1617 entry 

Admissions Policy 15/16 entry 

Admissions Policy 14/15 entry

Please see our Privacy Notice for details of the information that we collect.



If you wish to appeal an admission decision for a place at St. Stephen's please contact North Yorkshire County Council in the first instance.  Please click here for information from the NYCC website.