City of York Council

School Admissions

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On these pages you can find information on how to apply for a school place in York, and general advice and support for school admissions and appeals.

In the left hand panel (click here to refresh if you have navigated to this page), you can link to specific areas such as starting primary or secondary school for the first time, or how to apply for a school place.

The Guide for Parents contains information that we recommend all parent/carers consider before making an application. If you have any queries, please contact us.

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If you are not resident in the City of York local authority area, then you should apply to your home local authority, even if you wish to apply for a York school. Our neighbouring local authorities are North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The School Services team offers a wide range of services to support both parents and pupils, including  Educational Benefits such as Free School Meals, Home to School Transport, and Child Employment and Performance Licensing.  We provide parents, pupils and schools with help and advice in related areas such as truancy, exclusions, appeals, home education and behaviour support.  Information on these services can be viewed here.

You will also links to other sources of information via the Useful Links page below.  

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Telephone: 01904 551554

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

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