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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School


Who do I apply to for a school place for my child?

Although we are an academy, our school still chooses to follow the admissions policies and procedures of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. This ensures we remain a community school at heart.

Normal school admissions

Normal school admissions are when a child is starting school for the first time, transferring from an infant school to a junior school at the end of year 2, or transferring from a primary school to secondary education at the end of year 6.

For more information about 'normal' school admissions, including the Online Application form click here

In Year Applications

Parent/carers wishing to apply for a school place at the school should contact their 'home' local authority to seek advice on in-year school admissions and how to make an application. 

Melbourne Primary School participates in the local co-ordination of admissions applications and Fair Access Protocol.  Melbourne Primary School has requested that for the 2021/22 school year, that the East Riding of Yorkshire School Admissions team co-ordinate in-year admission requests on behalf of the governing body/academy trust as the admission authority for the school. 

Information on school admissions, including the East Riding Co-ordinated In-Year Admissions Scheme and application form/process can be found at 

Residents of other local authority areas should contact their 'home' local authority in the first instance to make an application.  Where the school place applied for is to start immediately, Parent/carers who apply for an in-year school place will receive notification of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of the date the application is received by the East Riding School Admissions team.  Applications made in advance to start at a later date may not receive notification until 15 school days of the date those applications are considered.  All Parent/carers refused a place through the in-year admissions process retain the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel should they request one.  Further advice on the appeal process will be contained in the refusal letter where applicable.

How do I contact the East Riding Schools' Admissions team?

You can contact the School Admissions Team by using the methods below:

School Admissions Team
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
County Hall 
HU17 9BA 
Tel: (01482) 392100

The Wolds Learning Partnership :  Admission Arrangements for the 2022-23 School Year

The Trust Board of the Wolds Learning Partnership determined the admission arrangements for the 2022-2023 school year on 28 February 2021. 

The Trust Board formally approved the following documents and approved the following admission numbers for:

Melbourne Primary School :   24 Places

Please click here for the school admission policy and here for the catchment area map. 

How can I object to these arrangements?

If you wish to object to these determined admission arrangements, you should do so to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2021.  Information about how to lodge an objection is available here at or you can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at 

Please note,  appeals for entry into Reception to start Primary School for the first time  are usually held in the summer term after parent/carers have been notified of the refusal of a school place, commonly in June and July.

Consultation on Admission Arrangements

Between 24th November 2021 and 10th January 2022, Melbourne Primary School and Pocklington Junior School are undertaking a consultation on the admission arrangements for the 2023-24 academic year.  All academies are required to undertake this process every seven years. Neither school has sought to amend the original admissions policy. Details of the draft documents can be viewed on the Trust website at:


During this period, we are interested in the views of any residents, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that views from those outside the immediate school community be expressed via email to the Trust Office at  Deadline for receiving emails will be 7th January 2022.  


Following a period of consultation, the admission arrangements will be considered alongside any responses by the Trustees on 17th February 2022 to meet the government’s determination deadline of 28 February 2022.


If you have any further questions on the consultation, please respond to the email address included in this communication.


Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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