Admissions Arrangements

Boothferry Primary school is a very popular school and has an admissions limit of 50 children in the year groups Reception – Year Six.

Our Nursery has 26 places in the morning and 26 places in the afternoon. All of our children live in Goole and can walk/cycle to school.

There is a legal requirement that all children attend school or receive suitable education once they reach the age of five years. At Boothferry Primary School we have early admissions. Children start in Reception at the beginning of the school year in which they become five.

It is possible for parents/carers to arrange to delay their child’s entry to school. However, parents should be aware that their child’s admission cannot be delayed beyond the date that the child reaches school age and if admission is deferred to the following school year (e.g. child has an August birthday) then the child may lose their place at the school. Deferment of a place must be done in consultation with the Head teacher.

Older children who gain a place at the school will be admitted into the National Curriculum Year relevant to their age. Children with statements of special educational needs are always welcomed and arrangements for their requirements will be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs.

The allocation of places at Boothferry Primary School is decided by the local authority and all applications should be made to them by telephoning the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 01482 887700 and asking for School Admissions. Prior to making an application parents/carers are very welcome to have a look around the school during the school day. This can be arranged by making an appointment with the school office staff.

Presently our admission number is 30. The local authority has a coordinated scheme with set criterion for allocating places if the number applying exceeds this number.

Criterion (i) – Places will first be given to children who are looked after by the local authority.

Criterion (ii) – Places will next be given to children who live in the school’s designated catchment area.

Criterion (iii) – Places will next be given to children who have a sibling attending the school in Reception or Years 1 to 5.

Criterion (iv) – Places will next be given to those children who live closest to the school. The distance from the child’s home to the school will be measured and priority will be given to those living nearest to the school.

A waiting list is maintained by the local authority with children prioritised according to the criteria set out above. They also administer the appeal arrangements which are heard by independent admission appeal panels.

Please find below further information from the School Admissions Team:



Visit the School admissions and catchment finder website:
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Pupil Routes After Boothferry Primary School

After leaving Boothferry Primary School, the majority of pupils continue their education at one of the following local high schools:

When ever I have had a problem the staff on the whole have been sympathetic and helpful.

The best thing about this school, when I ask my child this question, he said Mrs Emmerson. 

The stimulating learning environment. 

The New Head teacher and deputy. 

The after school activities, film nights and discos.

This school meets our expectations in every way.

The friendly atmosphere, the safe environment & the teachers’ encouragement.”

Open weeks in Foundation allows parents to enjoy school as much as our children.

Being part of their learning – it doesn’t just stay in the classroom.”

My children are thriving as the school is committed to learning and progression.

My kids love the fruit on the snack table.

The joy of the teachers who greet the children and parents daily.

The Head teacher and deputy are fab, they join in everything.”

My children are developing very well in school.

My son’s teacher is creative, enthusiastic and genuinely cares about him as an individual .

I love the fact that senior members of staff know the names of the children.

Miss Pulleyn is fantastic

I love seeing school events on Twitter.

Opening the school doors at 8.40am has made it much easier as it is less crowded.

The new website is fantastic. It is up to date and it is great to see what the children have been doing.

Since the new Head and Deputy have arrived, so many things have changed. The school is alive now!.

The bike loan scheme.My family also like the school bank.

..closeness between all age groups and years.

The choice to do a traditional nativity was great !.

the amount of effort put in by the teachers to make topics interesting is brilliant.

The photography club is brilliant, I think introducing things like this is brilliant for the children.

Thank you for treating my child like your own.

You can approach any member of staff and they help you.

My children have come on and made progress socially and academically since joining.

I feel the school has advanced with regards to the appropriate curriculum for different age groups.

the school gives me advice as a parent so I can help my daughter.

“We can only applaud the ingenuity & continued compassion of the young people at Boothferry.”

“We want to thank you for welcoming my family when we moved here (from Bulgaria).”

History day was amazing. Brilliant idea.

Boothferry at Young Voices…..Just WOW! What an experience.”