Policies for the 2019-2020 school year

The following documents relate to the 2019-2020 school year; please note that some documents below may still be in draft form. Some documents will apply to more than one school, and where this is the case, we clearly state this. 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.

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally have set ('determined') their admission arrangements by 28 February 2018 in line with the School Admissions Code. The determination notice contains details of the decision made by the Council's Executive on 8 February 2018, to determine the arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

Objections to school admission policies

Now admission arrangements have been set, parents/others in the local community can make objections to the Schools Adjudicator on or before 15 May 2018.

If you wish to make an objection, you can do so in any of the following ways:

  • By post: The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG
  • By email: OSA.TEAM@osa.gsi.gov.uk
  • By telephone: 0870 0012468
  • By fax: 01325 391313

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.

School 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:

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 which 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 on School catchment areas page or via our 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

Schools admission policies consultation

We held a consultation on these arrangements 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

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