Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent or carer. We understand that you will want to take time to make an informed decision and will probably have lots of questions to ask. Visits to school are recommended. Please ring the school to arrange a visit (01904 555271) and feel free to contact us with any questions.

The City of York Council information on admissions can be found on their website.

Guide for parents

To apply for a place at Tang Hall school you can either complete the online form or download a copy - Primary Common Application Form


Starting School in Reception

Children start at Tang Hall Primary School in the September of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls. This means that their fifth birthday will fall during the period from 1 September to 31 August of their first year in school. Children attend the school for seven years, leaving at the end of the academic year in which their eleventh birthday falls.

The school follows the admission and transfer policies of City of York Local Authority. If you wish to apply for a school place for your child you should contact the school admissions department at the City of York Local Authority the autumn before they are due to start. We welcome visits to Tang Hall Primary School from parents and carers. School places are allocated by the Local Authority around Easter time.

Tang Hall Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for disabled pupils and we take all reasonable steps to make appropriate provision for such pupils. Further details are available in the school’s Disability Equality Scheme.

Once the allocation of school places has been confirmed we invite the parents and carers of our new starters into school for a visit to formally welcome them to the school. This usually happens in early July and is also an opportunity to find out more about arrangements for starting school and to meet the staff who will be working with the children.

Following this there are a series of visits for the children so that they can begin to settle into school and gain the confidence to help them make a good start.


In Year Admissions

If you wish to move your child to Tang Hall Primary School either from within or outside of the City of York Local Authority you should contact the Local Authority School Services in the first instance for guidance on how to proceed or call for an informal chat with the School Office.


Nursery Admissions

Children are admitted to the Nursery the term after their 2nd birthday (Puffins) or the term after their 3rd birthday (Goldcrests). Currently they are entitled to 15 hours per week of free education. We offer morning and afternoon sessions and children can also stay for lunch. Additional sessions are available at a cost of £10 per session and a supervision charge of £2.00 per day is made for lunch. Parents/carers must provide a pack up.

Nursery Session Times

Morning - 8.30am – 11.30am
Lunch - 11.30am – 12.00pm
Afternoon - 12.00pm – 3.00pm

If you are interested in a place in our Nursery, please contact the School Office and make an appointment to visit.


School Admissions Policy
School Admissions Policy.pdf


Admissions Consultation 2020/21

This year's Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 8 October and 7 December 2018. The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry. The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, you can write to us, email or complete this short survey at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements for admission in 2020/21 by 28 February 2019. Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2019 after which objections can be raised.

The document found below is at this stage in its draft (pre-determined) form.

Tang Hall Primary School - the draft policy for 2020/21 is available here: , the planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2020 is 30. 

Contact Information

The School Admissions Team can be contacted in the following ways;

School Services
City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise

 Telephone: 01904 551554

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