Community and Living

Education Contact Numbers and Admissions

Education provision within Richmondshire, is primarily the responsibility  of North Yorkshire County Council.

The Local Education Authority forms part of the departmental structure of the County Council within County Hall, Northallerton.
For further information click on any of the relevant links below.  

Primary School Admission

If you have a child of compulsory school age (between five and 16 years of age), you have a legal duty to make sure they receive full-time education that is suitable for their age, ability and aptitude.
Under the Education Act 2002, we must make arrangements to help you decide which school you would prefer your child to go to.
Your Local Education Office will be able to advise you which is the normal primary school is serving your home address.

You can contact them on the number shown in the table below.
Follow this link for more information Primary School Admissions .

Secondary School Admissions

If you have a child of compulsory school age (between five and 16 years of age), you have a legal duty to make sure they receive full-time education that is suitable for their age, ability and aptitude.

North Yorkshire has 47 secondary schools offering high quality education from 11-16 (or 11-18 in some schools) with Selective Education available at Ripon Grammar School, Skipton Girls' High School and Ermysted's Grammar School (Skipton) you can find a link to these schools below.
Follow this link for further information Secondary School Admissions.

School Admissions Appeals

 If you are refused a place at your preferred school you have the right to appeal against the decision under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Section 94) as amended by the Education Act 2002.

This is your opportunity to present your reasons for preferring a particular school to an independent appeals panel who will decide whether your reasons are strong enough to overturn the decision of the Local Education Authority (LEA) or Governing Body (in the case of Voluntary Aided schools).

For further information please follow this link School Admissions Appeals.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

They report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial; they inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

For further information on this service please visit the Ofsted website.

Special Educational Needs

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North Yorkshire Education Service provides a wide variety of specialist support and aims to ensure that all children and young people have access to educational provision which is appropriate to their special educational needs.

This will enable them to raise achievements and develop their full potential.
However, we can only achieve this through working in partnership with parents, pupils, schools and other relevant agencies such as health and social services.
For further detailed information follow this link : Special Educational Needs

Education and Learning

Education & Learning

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) provides a complete range of education services. These pages provide information for parents, pupils and students, school governors and others.
For further information about education and learning please visit the Government's Department for Education pages or the NYCC website; for Adult Learning please visit the NYCC website

To browse maps of primary and secondary schools in your area, catchments, admissions arrangements by area and information about the different types of schools in North Yorkshire, please visit the NYCC website.




Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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