National Offer Day for Primary Schools is Tuesday 16 April 2024.
- How to find your allocated school
- Your allocated school
- How to appeal
- Home to school transport
- Free school meals
How to find your allocated school
In order to find your child’s allocated school, parents/carers who applied online must log into their Parent Portal account using their email address as their username and their password. The allocated school will be shown on the Parent Portal account on Tuesday 16 April 2024. Parents or carers who did not apply online will receive a letter.
If you need to reset your password, you can do this through Parent Portal which will send you an email (referred to as a token). Please allow time to receive the password reset email (referred to as a token) and also check your junk folder.
Your allocated school
If you are happy with your allocated school, the school will contact you in due course to complete an application pack. Please note that if the place your child has been allocated is at a school for which you are not in the catchment area for, or if you move out of the catchment area, then you may have less chance of being successful when applying for any younger siblings.
If you have not been allocated your first preference or if you have been allocated a lower preference, the reason is that there were more requests for your preference schools than places available, therefore, the school is oversubscribed. Where a school is oversubscribed, places are allocated in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which is set out in a school’s admissions policy.
Refusal of school preference
For any preferences that have been refused, and where that school is in York, your child will be placed on the waiting list. These lists are ranked in accordance with the set oversubscription criteria for the school. Should a place become available and your child is the most entitled pupil, we will contact you.
If you have been allocated a school that was not a listed preference school, the reason is that there were more requests for your preference schools than places available, therefore, the school is oversubscribed. Where a school is oversubscribed, places are allocated in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which is set out in a school’s admissions policy. Therefore you have been allocated the closest school to you with places available.
See further information about reasons for school place refusal.
If you are unhappy with your allocated school, you have the right to appeal.
How to appeal
If you are unhappy with your allocation, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel (set up in accordance with the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 Section 94). If you wish to appeal, you can request the appeal papers by completing the online form.
|Primary Schools Appeal Timeline
|National Offer Day
|16 April 2024
|Deadline for return of forms, if appealing
|17 May 2024
|Appeals planned to start
|1 June 2024*
|Appeals planned to finish
|16 July 2024*
*Subject to panel members availability.
The appeal papers to be completed and returned to email@example.com. The Appeal Clerks will then coordinate an independent appeal hearing and keep you updated on the process.
Home to school transport
If you have been allocated the following catchment school, and you live in the following areas, we'll contact you by email with a link to York Pullman Bus Company’s Online application form to apply for a place on the school bus.
|Archbishop of York CE Junior/Bishopthorpe Infants
|Poppleton Ousebank Primary
|St Mary’s CE Primary
If you have any queries regarding Home to School Transport please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Free school meals
If you are on a low income you can apply for free school meals.