Policies for the 2019-2020 school year

The following documents relate to the 2019-2020 school year. Please note that all the documents below are in draft form. Some documents will apply to more than one school, and where this is the case, it is clearly stated. 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 2019-2020 school year.

Coordinated Admissions Schemes

There are 3 Coordinated Admissions Schemes - each scheme provides details of how applications for entry into Primary (Reception), Junior (Year 3) and Secondary (Year 7) schools will be coordinated for all schools by the Local Authority, including key dates on coordinating with other local authorities.

Admissions policies

Community and Voluntary Controlled schools

The following admissions policies apply to those schools where the City of York Council is the admissions authority - that is all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools within the City of York area.

Academy and Voluntary Aided schools

There are 15 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. Each policy will make clear to which school(s) it applies.

Year 12

There are 5 admissions policies for Post-16/Year 12 entry. Each school has a separate admissions policy.

Other documents

Published Admission Numbers

View the published admission numbers for 2019-2020 for all state-funded primary, infant, junior and secondary schools in the City of York area who admit children at the start of either Reception, Year 3, Year 7 or Year 12 as the normal year of entry.

Catchment areas

Many admissions policies refer to catchment areas. You can find details of Primary and Secondary catchment areas on our online map or in the guide to school catchment areas.

Application forms

Where an application is for a specific type of place, for example a place in a ballot, or on the grounds of religion or belief, a Supplementary Information Form will be required.

View all policies, admission schemes and forms


A consultation on these arrangements took place between 16 October and 1 December 2017.

The consultation was a joint exercise between all admissions authorities in York, including:

  • the City of York Council on behalf of Community and Voluntary Controlled schools
  • the governing bodies of Voluntary Aided schools
  • the Academy Trusts of (single) Academies
  • the trust board, and local governing committees, of Multi-Academy Trusts

Now the consultation has ended, all admission authorities will consider all comments and then formally determine their admission arrangements by 28 February 2018 in line with the School Admissions Code.

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