In-year admissions

Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme

Baldersby St James 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:

Full details of North Yorkshire County Council’s in-year admissions process is available at:

The right to appeal

By law, if your child is refused a place at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal against that decision to an independent panel.

Further detail is available at:


Published Admissions Number

Our PAN (Published Admissions Number) which is the maximum number the school may admit to a single year group is:

Published Admission number for 2021/22: 8

Proposed PAN for 2022/23: 8


How to apply 

Please click here to read the full NYCC policy which will explain the admissions process and the relevant dates for submissions.


School Visit

We welcome visitors to our school and enjoy sharing with families all the learning opportunities offered by our village school. If you would like to visit our school please contact the school office and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to show you around. If you have any questions that you feel can be answered via email or telephone call, contact the office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Catchment Area

Our catchment area includes Baldersby St James, Baldersby, Melemerby and Rainton. However, we are increasingly taking children from out of catchment areas which include: Dishforth, Topcliffe, Thirsk, Ripon and Sharow if there are places available.