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Burneston CE (VA) Primary School


creation, compassion, fellowship, friendship, forgiveness, respect, trust, wisdom


"The behaviour of pupils and school's work to keep  pupils safe and secure is outstanding..."


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School Visits and Open Mornings

We warmly welcome visits our school at any time of the year. We also usually have an open morning each autumn term for prospective parents.  


Our open morning this school year is going to be slightly different...  

Please contact the school on 01677 423183 or [email protected] to arrange an after-hours, socially distanced visit.  Our children will be doing a 'virtual' tour of the school too - if you would like to find out more, please email the office for a link.  



If your child is due to begin their school career in September (i.e. at the start of next academic year), please make contact with us and ask us to let you know when our open afternoon/evening is (usually towards the end of the autumn term). This gives you an opportunity to meet key members of staff and have a guided tour of the school. If you would like to speak personally to the headteacher, please let us know.


If your child is already of school age then we strongly encourage you to contact the school in order to discuss your situation with the headteacher.  You may like to make an appointment to have a look around. After this, if you would like to apply, you need to do so via North Yorkshire County Council, who handle all school admissions.  Their policies and procedures are outlined in detail on their website.  Please follow the link below for further details and to apply for a place.




North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Policy

As a 'Voluntary Aided' Church of England Primary School, we work in partnership with the Local Authority regarding our admissions arrangements. In practice, this means that our school and its Governing Body will only make decisions regarding admissions if we are oversubcribed. For a full breakdown of the admissions policy in use for our school, including the arrangements there are in place for selecting the pupils who apply, the oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process parents need to follow if they want to apply for their child to attend our school please click on the following link.


Our Catchment Area

The catchment area for the school is outlined in our admissions policy and includes; the residential communities of Melmerby, Wath, Norton Conyers, East Tanfield, Middleton Quernhow, Sutton Howgrave, Kirklington, Carthorpe, Burneston, Theakston (including RAF housing at The Coppice), Exelby and certain parts of the old village of Gatenby. We do currently have a number of pupils who live outside the catchment area and welcome all enquiries.


Please contact us on 01677 433183 if you would like to visit our school.