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Changes to School Admission Code of Practice 2021

In 2020 the government consulted on changes to the statutory School Admissions Code.  The new Code and associated regulations, subject to parliamentary procedure, will come into force on 1st  September 2021.

The new Code can be seen at https://www.gov.uk/

The main purpose of these changes is to improve support for the in-year admission of vulnerable children. The changes include introducing more detail on the process for managing in-year admissions; changes to improve the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols; giving children adopted from state care outside of England equal admissions priority as children who were previously looked after in England; and clarification of which address to use for the admission of service or crown servant children.

All Admission Authorities must comply with the Code.

Challenging Behaviour

All schools are normally expected to offer a school place if there is availability.  The Code makes provision at Paragraph 3.10 for a school to refuse such an application on the grounds that the year group is challenging and the child has challenging behaviour.  This provision was in the original code.  The new Code provides further explanation of what can be classed as “challenging” behaviour” The new code provides the following definition of “Challenging Behaviour”

“For the purposes of this Code, behaviour can be described as challenging where it would be unlikely to be responsive to the usual range of interventions to help prevent and address pupil misbehaviour or it is of such severity, frequency, or duration that it is beyond the normal range that schools can tolerate. We would expect this behaviour to significantly interfere with the pupil’s/other pupils’ education or jeopardise the right of staff and pupils to a safe and orderly environment”

In-Year Admissions

Ebor Academy Trust 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 https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAdmissions. “

These changes supersede information in the previous admissions policies for 2021-22 and 2022-23.



Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy follows the City of York Council co-ordinated admissions procedures for Reception entry and applying for an ‘in-year’ school place. To apply for a school place please apply on line at www.york.gov.uk/schooladmissions or contact School Services on 01904 551554, education@york.gov.uk or City of York Council School Services, West Offices, Stations Rise, York YO1 6GA.


The Ebor Admissions Policy

Please follow the link below to view our Admissions Policy. Our published admission number for Reception is 85 pupils.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at www.york.gov.uk/admissionsconsultation.


Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2023/2024

Admission Arrangements 2023-24 entry

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4th October and 14th November 2021. The consultation includes the draft admission policy and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at https://www.york.gov.uk/AdmissionsConsultation

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, parents/carers can email admissionsconsultation@york.gov.uk or complete the short survey at https://www.york.gov.uk/AdmissionsConsultation  or at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Admissions23-24PC

All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15th May 2022, at: 

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG 

OSA.TEAM@osa.gsi.gov.uk      Tel: 0870 0012468         Fax: 01325 391313

Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2022/2023

Admission Arrangements 2022-23 entry

Between 12th October and 29th November 2020 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2022-23. 

The closing date for comments was 29th November 2020.  After considering any comments received, the Ebor Academy Trust Board of Trustees, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 2nd February 2021.


EAT – CYC Coordinated Admissions Policy 2022.23

Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2021/2022

Ebor Academy Trust – Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2021/2022

Determination Notice for 2021/2022

Our published admission number for Reception is 85.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at www.york.gov.uk/admissionsconsultation.

Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2020/2021


Admission Arrangements 2020/2021 entry

Please follow the link below to view our final Admissions Policy.

Ebor Academy Trust – Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2020/2021

Our published admission number for  Reception is 85.

You can also find more documents on the LA website at www.york.gov.uk/admissionsconsultation.



Robert Wilkinson Admissions Policy for 2019/20