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St Francis Xavier


The school is overseen by the local Council and the Diocese of Leeds and Middlesbrough Diocese.

The admissions system is tailored to the unique nature of the school and its ethos, as detailed in our admissions policies.

It is important you read the information regarding Home to School Transport before making your application.

The school will accept applications from 1st September 2023 until 31st October 2023.



Admissions Policy for September 2023

Admissions Policy for September 2024


Application process 

To apply for a place at St Francis Xavier School follow this step by step guide:

  • Step 1
    Apply through North Yorkshire Council. The easiest way to do this is on their website at www.northyorks.gov.uk
  • Step 2
    Then you must also apply directly to St Francis Xavier School by completing the school Supplementary Information Form
  • Step 3
    The statements from your Priest or Minister should be accompanied by a copy of the prospective pupil's baptism/christening certificate.
  • Step 4
    Return the completed forms by hand or by post. Please mark them for the attention of
    J. Chapman, Admissions Administrator with the heading "Admission documents".

If you have any queries about admissions that have not been answered in the admissions policy or on the guide above then please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Our school prospectus offers further information on life at Saint Francis Xavier School. If you would like a paper copy of our prospectus and application pack please contact the school. 

Prospectus 2023-2024



Information on Appeals (Year 7 places for September 2024)

School places will be allocated on 1st March 2024.  If you are unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal against the admission decision.

Please go to the North Yorkshire Council website using this link for more information on the appeals process:  Appeal for a school place | North Yorkshire Council.


There you will find the following documents:

Appeal form

Guidance on completing appeal form

Notes on the appeals process

Frequently asked questions

Information about group hearings

A guide to school admission appeals using Microsoft Teams

A guide to group hearings using Microsoft Teams

How to join an appeal hearing on Microsoft Teams


If you wish to appeal, please complete and send the Appeal Form to the Appeals Department at North Yorkshire Council at appeals@northyorks.gov.uk  (do not send to SFX school) - no later than Monday 15 April 2024.

The appeal hearings are due to take place in early May and you will be notified by the Appeals Department of a date and time for the hearing.  An independent appeals panel decides whether your appeal is allowed or dismissed.