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Hallgate Primary School



Hallgate Primary School

School admission arrangements for the

2022-23 school year


As a community controlled school, the admission authority for Hallgate Primary School  is East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  Each year admission authorities review the admission arrangements for their schools, and then formally set – or ‘determine’ – these arrangements.  Admission arrangements include the number of places made available for Reception – called the published admission number – as well as how preferences for places will be considered if there are more preferences than places available – called the oversubscription criteria.  Together these details are sometimes known as the ‘admissions policy’.  


If an admission authority wants to make any changes to their admission arrangements, the admission authority must consult on any proposed changes to those arrangements before determining the arrangements.  Even where changes are not proposed, a consultation must take place at least every seven years.


As some changes are proposed this year, between Wednesday 4th November and Wednesday 16th December, the Council is consulting on the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2022-23 school year.  All these draft arrangements are available online at: 


Whilst the vast majority of the admission arrangements for 2022-23 are procedurally identical to those for previous years, fourteen schools, including Hallgate Primary School, have requested a change to their admission number for the start of the 2022-23 school year.


The change proposed at Hallgate Primary School is to increase the admission number from 40 to 45.  If approved, this change would not come into force for the year group starting in September 2021, but only from September 2022.


During this period the Council are interested in the views of any residents, schools, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that all views be expressed via the online survey accessible from the page link above and also at: 


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


Hallgate Primary School is situated in the heart of Cottingham. It is a popular school at the centre of the local community and admits up to 40 pupils per year group. We are in the process of increasing our Published Admission Number (PAN) to 45 per year group.


The Hallgate admissions process follows the East Riding Local Authority Policy and all applications for places at the start of the year, or for in year transfers, should be made via the East Riding Local Authority. This can be done either by contacting them by phone or via an application form on their website.


Tel: 01482 887700 or via the internet the links are at the bottom of the page.


For those pupils due to start school in the September following their 4th birthday, the application process is open from October through to January.  We invite all prospective parents to attend one of our open events in the Autumn term when parents have the opportunity to tour our school and talk to the Head Teacher and Early Years Leader.


Children starting in Foundation Stage are invited for two half day induction visits in the summer term. Parents and carers are also offered a home visit to enable staff to meet each child in their own surroundings. These visits have proved very supportive and are highly recommended.


Where children are transferring from another school at the start of the year or mid year, Hallgate works to help each child settle quickly by allocating class buddies to befriend them. Parents and children are invited to visit Hallgate School to look round before starting at the school.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council Admissions click here