Schools and education

Policies for the 2022-2023 school year

The admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area concern how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Some documents will apply to more than one school school where the policy applies to Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and schools within a Multi Academy Trust. The schools to which the policy applies are listed in the policy.

Admission Arrangements 2022-23 entry

Between 12th October and 29th November 2020 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2022-23.

The closing date for comments was 29th November 2020. After considering any comments received, the City of York Council, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 19th January 2021.

Any objections to our arrangements may be made by parents/others to the Schools Adjudicator by the 15th May 2021. All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2021, at:

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road

Telephone: 0870 0012468
Fax: 01325 391313

School admissions Determination Notice

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements by 28 February 2021 in line with the School Admissions Code (GOV.UK).

The Determination Notice contains details of the decision made by the Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People to determine the arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

Coordinated Admissions Schemes

There are 3 Coordinated Admissions Schemes.

Each Scheme explains how the Local Authority will coordinate applications for entry into Reception, Year 3 and Year 7 for all schools (including key dates on coordinating with other local authorities):

Admissions policies

Community and Voluntary Controlled schools

These admissions policies apply to Community and Voluntary Controlled (CVC) schools within the City of York area (that is, where the City of York Council is the admissions authority):

Note: A policy is not required for Year 3 this year, as we don't currently have any CVC junior schools.

Academy and Voluntary Aided schools

There are 16 admissions policies for Academy or Voluntary Aided Schools.

Some schools have their own admissions policy, and some share a policy - for example, non-church schools within the same Academy trust (it's apparent from each policy which school(s) are covered).

Note: Recently converted academies may not be listed here, as they'll be covered by the Community and Voluntary Controlled policy in place before they became an academy.

Year 12

There are 5 admissions policies for Post-16/Year 12 entry.

Each school has a separate admissions policy:

Published Admission Numbers

See the published 2022-2023 schools admission numbers for state-funded schools in the City of York area:

  • infant
  • junior
  • primary
  • secondary

These schools admit children at the start of either Reception, Year 3, Year 7 or Year 12 as the normal year of entry.

Catchment areas

Find details of current Primary and Secondary catchment areas online or in our Guide for Parents.

Most school admissions policies in York include catchment areas (with the exception of some church schools/academies); our catchment area admissions system has been successful for many years however with significant house building plans on the horizon the time is right to review some areas - we're consulting on proposed changes to school catchment areas. These changes:

  • would take effect from September 2022
  • take into consideration additional children from planned housing developments
  • incorporate the known expansion limitations of some school/academy sites
  • look at geographical locations in terms of reasonable travel

Areas that are likely to see the first housing developments are being consulted on first.

Fulford School, Archbishop Holgate's Church of England School (Hull Road):

Badger Hill Primary School, Lord Deramore's Primary School (Hull Road):

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, Carr Infant School, Carr Junior School (Boroughbridge Road):

Poppleton Road, Scarcroft, St Pauls Church of England, St Barnabas Church of England Primary Schools (York Central):

Supplementary Information Forms

You'll require a Supplementary Information Form when you need to apply for a specific type of school place, for example:

  • a place in a ballot
  • on the grounds of religion or belief


Other related documents

The following documents don't only relate to the 2022-2023 school year, but have been recently updated:

Also see