If you would like to visit Sleights to help you decide whether we are the school for you, please do not hesitate to contact our main reception on 01947 810395 to arrange a time. The Headteacher will be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you may have. All admissions should be formally requested through the Local Authority.


Pre-School Admissions:

The term after their 3rd birthday, all children become eligible for government funding. This allows them to access 15 hours free childcare a week, or 30 hours for qualifying working families. It is possible to share funding between two different childcare settings and if you would like to do so please inform a member of Pre-School staff.


Wherever possible, we are happy to admit children after their 3rd birthday prior to the funding commencing, this is however dependent on the availability of spaces.


Please ring the main school office to discuss available places at our Pre-School (01947 810395)

I would like my child to start Reception Class at Sleights:

Children joining Reception Class at Sleights begin school in September following their fourth birthday. Admissions are made to North Yorkshire County Council, who then allocated places and advise the school and parents in April before starting school.


To support a pupil’s start to school, school staff will make contact with families in the summer term before the September when a child will start Reception Class. This visit allows families and staff to discuss any concerns that may exist, as well as gather important information to make the start to school the best it can be.


To apply for a place for your child, please visit:


Can my child join Sleights from another school?

We are always happy to welcome new children and families to Sleights!


Children wishing to join Sleights during the year are invited to contact the school office to discuss this. We will do our upmost to accommodate the move, if it is considered the best for the children and family. However, restrictions including class sizes may have an impact on this decision.


Sleights Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School follows the admissions policy for North Yorkshire County Council. This policy is available on the school’s website.

Click here to view our Admissions Policy