Junior School Open Days
The Programme for Open Days
You are warmly invited to one of our relaxed and friendly Open Days where you will have the opportunity to meet staff and pupils. Come and see our purpose built classrooms and wonderful outdoor spaces, including our amphitheatre and allotment. Find out how our values shape everything we do and why Bootham is a different kind of school.
Please register your interest here
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
Year 5 children (and siblings) raised lots of money for charity on Saturday at the Pretty Muddy event. Judging by the photos it was definitely VERY muddy!!read more
Recycling at it's best!With all the recent changes in exam specifications, the school has a number of redundant books and this week 32 boxes of textbooks (see photo) went to a charity called Books4Africa. For more information about the charity see...read more
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