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Admissions: How to Apply

For information on applying for a place for your child at Risedale School, parents/carers are asked to follow the North Yorkshire Council Admissions Procedure. Information can be found by visiting or by contacting the North Yorkshire Education Office on 01609 533679.

Prospective parents/carers must first complete an application to North Yorkshire Council and then, when your place has been confirmed, you will be sent a link from the Risedale Admin Team to complete our school's online Pupil Admission Form.

Make Risedale your FIRST CHOICE

We welcome all applications to the school and would advise parents living inside and outside the catchment area to consider placing Risedale School as their FIRST CHOICE. We welcome visits to the school by parents of prospective pupils at any time. For further information regarding the school please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01748 833501 or email

Pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Risedale welcomes all pupils and endeavours to ensure appropriate provision is made to cater to their needs. All pupils with SEND play a full part in the school's daily life and are encouraged to join in all activities. If an additional provision is necessary our parents/carers are always informed and we would ask parents to inform us of any special considerations needed for their child.

Transition: Moving from Year 6 to Year 7

Our staff work closely with local primary schools throughout the year to ensure an easy and smooth transfer to secondary school. Open Evenings and Taster Days are held annually for the incoming Year 6 pupils. 

At Risedale, The Hub provides a nurturing environment where pupils are supported with the transition so they feel happy, safe and confident to move on to the next steps in school and life.

For those who have completed the Admissions process and have a child starting at Risedale School in September, kindly visit our specialised website page for further details regarding the Transition to Year 7.

School Policies: Click here to view the Admission of Pupils Policy.

Free School Meals

For further information and to apply for a free school meal please visit North Yorkshire Council's Free School Meals website page.