Schools and education

School admission policies and reports

Admissions into any school are governed by its admission policy which is written, determined and administered by the school's admission authority:

  • for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools, the admission authority is the Local Authority
  • for Voluntary Aided and Academy schools, the admission authority is the Governing Body or Academy Trust of the school

The Guide for Parents includes information on each school, including who is the admission authority. Contact the admission authority for the particular school for any enquiries about admission policies.

Admission policies for applications for future school years have to be formally determined. Determination follows a period of consultation and happens many months before the start of the school year in which the policies apply.

Policies will be made available here when they have been determined or where they are in draft form or under consultation:

We also publish an annual school admissions report each year to the Schools Adjudicator with information regarding school admissions in the York area.

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

Also see

School Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551554