Baldersby St James Primary School is part of Hope Learning Trust,  a multi Academy Trust for pupils from 4-16 years. Academies are their own admission authority and admissions to Baldersby St James Primary School are co-ordinated by North Yorkshire Local Authority on behalf of the school.


Harrogate Area Education Office

Tel:      01609 533679


A copy of our admissions policy is available below

Children enter the school in the September of the academic year in which they are five; for admission into other year groups, the online application for an ‘in-year admission’ should be completed

Application Forms

For school admissions information and access to the electronic application form, please use this link to visit the:

School Admissions page of the North Yorkshire County Council website.


Catchment Area

Baldersby St James, Baldersby, Melemerby, Rainton. However, we are increasingly taking children from out of catchment areas which include: Dishforth, Topcliffe, Thirsk, Ripon and Sharow if there are places available.

Admissions Policy Form