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Coordinated Admission Consultation for 2024-2025 school year

Coordinated Admission Consultation

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, we hold a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council. The consultation took place between Monday 3 October to Sunday 13 November. The consultation has now closed.

During the consultation period, the draft admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the city of York advise how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2024 to 2025 school year.

Some draft documents will apply to more than one 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.

Feedback provided, through the admission consultation survey, regarding schools which are part of a Multi Academy Trust, where the Trust is the Admission Authority, will be passed to the Trust to be considered.

Some Multi Academy Trust’s are also conducting their own Admission Consultation to obtain feedback to their proposed changes to their admission policy and arrangements from stakeholders directly.

South York MAT (SYMAT) are consulting on their policy changes which are also included in the draft policy documents shown on this page. SYMAT will conduct their own consultation online over the autumn on their website and the website of their schools within city of York as listed in their policy document. Details of the admission consultation can be found on the SYMAT website when the consultation opens. Any responses which we receive as part of our consultation will be forwarded to SYMAT at the end of the consultation for consideration during their consultation and determination process.

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust (NPCAT) are not included within the Coordinated Admission Consultation for 2024 to 2025 admissions, this is due to the conversion from St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust not completing until 31 August 2022 therefore the NPCAT were not able to review the admission arrangements for their schools prior to the coordinated consultation deadline. NPCAT will therefore be holding their own admission consultation online over the autumn on the NPCAT website and the website of their schools within city of York which are:

  • Our Lady Queen of Martyr’s RC School
  • St Aelred’s RC School
  • St George’s RC School
  • St Wilfrid’s RC School

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):

  • Primary and Infant Schools for Reception
  • Junior Schools for Year 3
  • Secondary Schools for Year 7

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):

  • Primary And Infant Schools for Reception
  • Secondary Schools for Year 7

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

These are the 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.

  • All Saints RC School
  • Archbishop Holgate's School
  • Ebor Academy Trust
    • in-year admissions policy
  • Heworth CE School
  • Hope Sentamu Learning Trust
  • Huntington Primary School
  • Manor CE Academy
  • Pathfinder MAT
  • South Bank MAT
  • South York MAT

Supplementary Information Forms

You'll require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 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

If the Supplementary Information Form is not listed below please contact the school directly.

  • All Saints RC School
  • Archbishop Holgate's School
  • Heworth CE School
  • Manor CE Academy

Year 12

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

Each school has a separate admissions policy:

  • All Saints Year 12
  • Archbishop Holgate's School Sixth Form
    • Archbishop Holgate's Sixth Form registration form
  • Fulford Year 12
  • Joseph Rowntree Year 12
    • Joseph Rowntree application form for internal students
    • Joseph Rowntree application form for external students
  • Huntington Year 12
    • Huntington Sixth Form application form

Published Admission Numbers

The published admissions 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.

There are no catchment changes as part of this consultation.

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

Survey

The surveys were are open from Monday 3 October to Sunday 13 November. The consultation has now closed.

Feedback provided, through the Survey Monkey, regarding schools where City of York Council are the Admission Authority will be considered by City of York Council. Feedback provided, through the Survey Monkey, regarding schools which are part of a Multi Academy Trust, where the Trust is the Admission Authority, will be passed to the Trust to be considered.

You may contact Multi Academy Trusts directly to enquire when their consultation takes place to provide any feedback to their admission arrangements.

Other related documents

The following documents don't only relate to the 2024 to 2025 school year, but have been included in the consultation:

School admissions Determination Notice

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements by 28 February 2023 in line with the School Admissions Code (GOV.UK).

Also see