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 https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schools-and-school-places/school-admissions-and-catchment-finder/school-places-and-admissions/.
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
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
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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/schools-adjudicator-make-an-objection-appeal-or-referral or you can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at email@example.com
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.
The Wolds Learning Partnership : Admission Arrangements for the 2023-24 School Year
The Trust Board of the Wolds Learning Partnership determined the Admission Arrangements for the 2023-2024 school year on 17 February 2022.
The Trust Board formally approved the following documents and approved the following admission numbers for the following schools:
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College: 208 places
Stamford Bridge Primary School : 45 places
Pocklington Junior School : 80 places
Melbourne Primary School : 24 places
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 2022. Information about how to lodge an objection is available here at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/schools-adjudicator-make-an-objection-appeal-or-referral or you can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org