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

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.

Applications for Reception 2020 have now closed. If you would still like to apply for a place in our Reception 2020 class, please visit the NYCC for advice on late applications.

Please remember...

To join the school:

  • Complete the online CAF listing St. Stephen's in your preferences
  • Complete and send the SIF to school

Joining Reception in September 2021

All applications are made through North Yorkshire County Council by completing a common application form (CAF) which can be completed online. For more information and access to the online application process please click here.

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 Admission Policy 21/22 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 common 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.

Please click here to access the Admissions Policy for 2020/21.


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. 

Joining our Nursery

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

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

Our nursery children also have access to breakfast and after school club with the rest of school. 

Have a look round our Reception classroom and Early Years outdoor area