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 2021-2022 school year, and are currently under consultation.

Some documents will apply to more than one school, and where this is the case, we clearly state this.

Please note that some documents below may still be in draft (pre-determined) form.

Schools admission arrangements consultation

Our Schools admission consultation is open between 7 October and 29 November 2019.

We invite your comments on school documentation in the City of York area including:

  • draft admissions policies
  • published admission numbers

The documents detail how admissons applications and decisions will be made for the 2021-2022 school year.

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

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

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally 'determine' their admission arrangements by 28 February 2020 in line with the School Admissions Code.

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 2021-2022 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 Primary and Secondary catchment areas online or in our Guide for Parents.

School Application 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

View all policies, admission schemes and forms.

Other related documents

The following documents don't only relate to the 2021-2022 school year, but have been recently updated:

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