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Children are required to attend school from the start of the term following their fourth birthday. All of our new starters begin school in the September following their fourth birthday. After Christmas we begin our transition programme. This includes opportunities for the children to visit school, school staff visiting children in their nursery settings, home visits and parent information evenings. We have full week of transition in July where all of the children have the opportunity to come to school for the week and experience all aspects of school life. We have found that by investing in the transition process in the Summer term, children are ready and well-prepared to start school in September. 


Admission applications are made to North Yorkshire County Council who then allocate places and advise school and parents in the April prior to starting school. 

If you are considering taking a school place at Knayton, you are warmly invited to visit us, meet the team and see our unique approach to learning.  Please call our school office to make an appointment on 01845 537291 or e-mail us at:

To find out more or to make an application please visit the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Page


Elevate Admissions Arrangements for 2022-23


The Trustees of Elevate Multi Academy Trust have determined the admission arrangements for 2020-2021.


These arrangements apply to the following Academies for whom Elevate Multi Academy Trust is the admissions authority:


Aspin Park Academy

Carlton Miniott Academy

Knayton C of E Academy

Meadowside Academy

Sowerby Primary Academy

Topcliffe C of E Academy

Thorner C of E Primary School


Admissions for Elevate’s Academies are managed by North Yorkshire County Council and

Leeds City Council.


Applications can be made on line.

Further information on this process can be found on: - admissions


Please click on the link below to read Elevate’s Admissions Policy


Admissions Appeals Timetable

Currently North Yorkshire County Council and Leeds City Council are overseeing

Admissions Appeals for Elevate’s Academies.

Please go to: 

              –admissions -appeals


Please click on the link below to read Elevate’s Admissions Policy

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