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Admission to Richmond Methodist School is open to all from the academic year corresponding to the child becoming five years old to the age of eleven, regardless of ability, faith, race or gender.

The usual catchment area for the school includes Richmond, Skeeby, Gilling West, Marske, Downholme, Hudswell, Brokes and Easby. Applications are also welcome from outside this area, and may be agreed, dependent upon places being available. Parents and children are welcome to visit the school prior to application.


Admissions Forms

Download Admissions Form - Word version

Download Admissions form - PDF version


First Admission To School

Children are admitted to Richmond Methodist Primary School in the September before their 5th birthday. New starters may attend school mornings only or full-time from September. We ask parents to assess when they think their child is ready to stay all day- either from the outset, after October half-term, after Christmas or after Easter. We have two reception classes.

Procedure For First Admission

Parents wishing to enroll their son/daughter for first admission to this school are requested to contact to the Head Teacher or the School Secretary with relevant details (date of birth etc.) well in advance of the child’s expected entry to school. This is important as it means that at the relevant time all entry forms and details can be sent to you. It does not prevent you from changing your mind about admission in the mean time. Visits may be arranged at this time. In the September / October prior to admission the following September, the school will send out the enrollment details provided by Northallerton Area Education Office to parents who have registered an interest with our school. You can also contact the Local Authority direct on 01609 533679 or find details at The deadline for the receipt of applications to the Local Authority for the following school year is mid -January. The Local Authority will write to parents / carers giving confirmation of the school place allocated in mid- April. Our school will receive a list of our new entrants at the same time and we will subsequently write to parents to advise of the transition arrangements for getting ready to start school.

Starting School Transition

We have a programme in place to help prepare the children for starting school. We hold a welcome meeting for parents / carers in June. This is followed by an induction programme for the children through June and July. This includes our staff visiting the children in their nurseries, the nursery staff bringing the children into school, a visit to the class for a morning or afternoon, and an invitation to KS1 sports day. We do all we can to make the child’s first experience of school, a comfortable and happy one. We hope parents feel welcome to use this time to share with us information which will assist us.

Admission Of Children Later In School Because Of Transfer From Other Areas

Parents who are transferring from another area can access a prospectus of schools in the area from the local Authority. Application forms for places are available from the LEA or the School. Parents are asked in the first instance to provide the school with details prior to requesting a place from the LEA. Please feel welcome to contact the school to request a visit.

Applications are made by returning the form to the LEA who will arrange admission, subject to places being available.


How to apply through the Local Authority

please visit the following link