St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon

New Admissions

We are really pleased that you are considering St Wilfrid's for your child.

We hope that you have taken time to look at the information contained within the website and that this has provided answers to any questions that you may have had. While we try to make ensure that the website provides plenty of background information, we realise that it is no substitute for first hand experience.  There is no better way than to see things for yourself, so please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

We would like to remind you that we welcome applications from non Catholic families too.

The school's admission policy, including oversubscription criteria can be found by following the links below.

Admissions Policy 2023/24
Admissions Policy 2024/25 
Admissions Policy 2025/26

Maps of defined areas:  Ripon and Bishop Thornton
                                           Pateley Bridge

Admissions to start School in September 2023 to August 2024

If you wish for your child to join St Wilfrid's in Reception or Years 1 to 6 during the this Academic Year then please complete and return the Supplementary Information Form ( available here).  Forms should be returned to St Wilfrid's School Office.

Please also contact the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Department to advise them that you are applying for our school.  More information is available at

Should you be unsuccessful in obtaining a place the appeals information is listed within the admissions policy.

Admissions to start Main School from September 2024

If you wish for your child to join St Wilfrid's in Year Reception starting in September 2024 then this will be handled directly by North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Department. You can find more information at  Applications should be received between 12 October 2023 and 15 January 2024. 

In addition to the Local Authority procedure you will also need to complete a supplementary form for this school which is available here

The national offer date is Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Admissions to start Nursery

If you wish for your child to join St Wilfrid's Catholic Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) please click here for an application form.  The latest admission policy for Nursery is available here  Please note that admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a school place.


You have a statutory right to appeal to an independent Admission Appeal Panel against a decision by the governors.  Appeal forms are available at along with details of the procedure should you wish to proceed.  If you require further advice please contact the Appeals Team, Legal and Democratic Services on (01609) 533385.  Forms should be returned to the Admission Appeals Office, North Yorkshire County Council, Room 12, County Hall, NORTHALLERTON, DL7 8AD or emailed to within 10 working days wherever possible.