Junior School Open Afternoons
Open Afternoons start at 2pm and last about one hour. There will be a chance to see the school at work, hear some of the children’s music, and to meet the staff and pupils. No appointment is necessary – we look forward to welcoming you to Bootham Junior School.
Forthcoming open afternoons are:
Junior School Entrance Procedures
How to apply
We have clear procedures in place to enrol pupils as we believe that the combination of taster mornings/days, meeting the Headteacher, and a report from your child’s present school gives us the best possible way to assess their suitability and future needs.
To start the process you will need to complete the ‘Application for Admission’ form and send it to us together with the £50.00 registration fee. Download an application form here. It is never too early to register and if places are oversubscribed, the date of registration may be taken into account.
Meet the Head
You are very welcome to visit us at any mutually convenient time to see the school and meet with the Headteacher, Helen Todd. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to ask any questions and to meet other pupils and staff. Whilst it is also a perfect time for us to find out what interests your child has, and how Bootham can bring out the best in him or her.
The School Report
If your son or daughter is already at school, excluding Nursery classes, we will ask for a report from your child’s present school to make sure all his or her needs can be catered for.
All prospective pupils are invited to spend a normal day in school, working alongside their future classmates. This is to allow both your son or daughter and their new teacher to get to know each other and helps us to ensure your child will thrive here. We do not usually ask children below Year 5 entry to sit a test, rather they join in normal lessons and activities.
How can you find out more?
Come to an Open Afternoon, or just contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date for your visit. Hazel Gordon, our Head’s PA / Registrar, deals with all the day-to-day issues of the entrance procedure. Please contact her for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01904 655021.
Part-Time Hours for Nursery
Part-time options for Nursery are calculated on an individual basis – please contact the Finance Officer, Heather Lord (email email@example.com). Fees are due on the first day of term. The school can arrange a monthly payment scheme and also a discount scheme for fees paid in advance. For information about these options please contact the Finance Officer, Heather Lord.
For details of the new, 30 hour child care programme, which is available to York City residents through York City Council’s pilot programme, see http://www.yor-ok.org.uk/families/Childcare/30-hours-free-childcare-pilot.htm
For UK tax payers, savings on school fees may be possible via the government’s Child Care Voucher scheme. Click here for details.
For information on the early years funding for 3 and 4 year olds, please click here.
News and stories
Saturday 9 March saw our annual Sports Reunion take place. With record numbers turning out and the weather playing ball for us, it was a great day! Many thanks to Robbie Millar and the PE Dept. for organising.read more
On Friday local politicians, teachers and students protested in St Helen's Square. Present were representatives from a number of political organisations and campaigning groups including the Green Party, Extinction Rebellion and SWP. A podium had been...read more
Upper Schoolroom have been smelting metals this week. Starting with lead ore and blocks of charred wood they have simulated a blast furnace by using blow-pipes to super-heat the charcoal. This sample of lead was made by Max Cooper and Toby Shillabeer—it...read more