Admissions Consultation for 2022-23 Entry

This year’s Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12 October and 29 November 2020. 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, parents/carers 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 2022-2023 by 28 February 2021. Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2021 after which objections can be raised.

All documents found below at this stage are in their draft (pre-determined) form.

The Pathfinder Draft Reception Admissions Policy 2022-23 applies to the schools listed below. The planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2022 is stated after each school.

Acomb Primary School – 45 places
Badger Hill Primary School – 30 places
Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School – 90 places
Hempland Primary Academy – 60 places
New Earswick Primary School – 30 places
Rufforth Primary School – 15 places
Tang Hall Primary School – 30 places

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust is also the admission authority for the following schools that are not covered by the above policy, but instead have their own separate admission arrangements. These schools, their PANs for September 2022 and admission policies are listed below:

Archbishop Holgate’s School, 300 places: AHS Draft Year 7 Admissions Policy 2022-23
Archbishop Holgate’s Sixth Form: AHS Draft Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2022-23
Heworth CE Primary School, 20 places: Heworth Draft Admissions Policy 2022-23
St Lawrence’s CE Primary School, 30 places: St Lawrence’s Draft Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admission Policies for 2021-22 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admission Policy 2021-22
STL Admission Policy 2021-22
HEW Admission Policy 2021-22
AHS Year 7 Admission Policy 2021-22
AHSF Admission Policy 2021-22

Admission Policies for 2020-21 Entry

Pathfinder Reception Admission Policy 2020-21
STL Admission Policy 2020-21
HEW Admission Policy 2020-21
AHS Year 7 Admission Policy 2020-21
AHSF Admission Policy 2020-21

Further Information

Any objections to our arrangements may be made by parents/others to the Schools Adjudicator by the 15 May 2020. All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2020, at:

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