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Fountains Earth Lofthouse
C E Endowed Primary School

01423 755289

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We welcome enquiries from families who are considering Fountains Earth Lofthouse CE Primary School as the school for their child between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

Please contact Emma Goodall, School Administrator on telephone 01423 755289 or contact North Yorkshire Admissions to enquire about the availability of a place. (Information on admissions and access to an electronic application form can be found on this site.)


Admission Criteria

The admission criteria for this school is determined by the Local Education Authority and agreed by the Governing Body.

As  we  are  a  very  small  school  in  an  isolated  area,  there are  normally  places available in each year group. Fountains Earth adheres to the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Procedure, which is available on

Admission to this school lies with the Local Authority and not with the school. Parents who would like their children to attend Fountains Earth Primary School must:


  • Complete the Local Authority Admission Request Form available online via  and  return it to: Harrogate Education Office, CYPS, Jesmond House, 31-33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5QE.

  • Complete the school’s admission/registration form and return it to the school. We are happy to help with either of these procedures via the school office.  

Admission to School in Reception

All children are admitted to our Reception class at the beginning of the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday. The academic year runs from 1st September to 31 August. Our number of entrants for Reception is 6.


Admission to School other than Reception

Families with children wishing to join the school at any time other than Reception will meet with the Headteacher, have a tour of school and following discussion a start date will quickly be agreed. The school from where children are transferring will be contacted to ensure an efficient transfer of information.

Please view a copy of the School Admissions Policy 2014 - 2015 (.pdf)


Catchment Area

The  school  catchment  area  is the  villages  of  Lofthouse,  Middlesmoor,  Stean  and  the surrounding area.

Places for children who live outside these areas are secured by:

  • Applying  on  line  or  in writing  to  the  local  Education  Office  the  term  before  entry  is required
  • parents would be responsible for the cost of any transport
  • if  the  school  is  over  subscribed  (the  number  of  requests  for  places  is  more  than  the statutory admission limit is 6) priority is given to: (see priority of admissions in the School Admissions Policy)
  • if the local Education Office is unable to comply with your preference you may lodge an appeal with North Yorkshire Admissions.




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