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. Our transition into school 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 the Summer Term 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. The link to this application is below.  We also require parents to complete our own application form, again this link is provided below. 





At St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, we pride ourselves in being an outstanding school with excellent EYFS facilities. Our continuation of high quality teaching and transitions between year groups means your child will continue to excel and build on their knowledge and skills throughout their time with us. 



St Mary's Catholic School, Malton

To apply, please fill both document below.


Proposed School Admission Arrangements 2023/2024


In accordance with our statutory duty under The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulation 2012.  North Yorkshire County Council is consulting on proposed school admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2023/2024.

The consultation opens on 11 October 2021 and closes on 3 December 2021.  You may view this at

If you wish to respond please email bearing in mind that this consultation ends on 3 December 2021.

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