Admissions & Attendance

Foundation Stage One (Nursery)

East Whitby Academy has 52 places in Foundation Stage One: 26 morning places and 26 afternoon places. Within that framework we offer some flexible places that are two and a half days. Children are normally admitted to FS1 during the term following their third birthday.
Parents are invited to put their child’s name down on our waiting list. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Foundation Stage Two (Reception)

All children start FS2 in September. You will need to register your child with North Yorkshire’s Education Department or with our school office who will support you. Telephone 0845 8 72 73 74 or go to www.northyorks.gov.uk.

In-Year Admissions

For families moving into the area, or for children changing schools during the year come and see what we have to offer. We will be more than willing to help you with your application or you can apply through North Yorkshire County Council at www.northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 0845 8 72 73 74.

Attendance Matters!

Excellent attendance! Your child is able to access all of their learning, form friendships and get into good attendance habits. Children with excellent attendance are usually more settled in school and are able to enjoy all areas of school life. Children who have greater attendance are more likely to gain better qualifications and potentially earn more in the future.

95% and above
Very good attendance!  Nationally, all schools and children are expected to achieve 95% attendance. Children are able to access most of their learning and are still likely to achieve good qualifications when they are older.

At 90% attendance, research shows that missing 10% of school can result in children dropping a whole grade/level in achievement. 90% is equivalent to missing half a day of school each week and 4 weeks of school in an academic year.  So, 90% may not be as good as it first seems.

Any child with 85% and below is called a PERSISTENT ABSENTEE.  At this stage school will discuss your child’s attendance with the Education Social Welfare Officer.  This may result in them investigating why your child’s attendance is so low and a support plan could be put in place.

Term time Holidays

As a school we will not give permission for children to take time off school during term time except in exceptional circumstance. This is in line with Department for Education guidance