Schools and education

Policies for the 2022-2023 school year

The admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area advise how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Some documents will apply to more than one school where the policy applies to Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and schools within a Multi Academy Trust. The schools to which the policy applies are listed in the policy.

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

These are the admissions policies for Academy or Voluntary Aided Schools. If any Academy policy is missing below, please check the Academy or school website

All Academy and Voluntary Aided Schools have amended their admission policies in line with the School Admissions Code 2021.

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 2022-2023 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 current Primary and Secondary catchment areas online or in our Guide for Parents.

Most school admissions policies in York include catchment areas (with the exception of some church schools/academies); our catchment area admissions system has been successful for many years however with significant house building plans on the horizon the time is right to review some areas - we're consulting on proposed changes to school catchment areas. These changes:

  • would take effect from September 2022
  • take into consideration additional children from planned housing developments
  • incorporate the known expansion limitations of some school/academy sites
  • look at geographical locations in terms of reasonable travel

Areas that are likely to see the first housing developments are being consulted on first.

Fulford School, Archbishop Holgate's Church of England School (Hull Road):

Badger Hill Primary School, Lord Deramore's Primary School (Hull Road):

Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, Carr Infant School, Carr Junior School (Boroughbridge Road):

Poppleton Road, Scarcroft, St Pauls Church of England, St Barnabas Church of England Primary Schools (York Central):

Supplementary Information Forms

You'll require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 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

If the Supplementary Information Form is not listed below please contact the school directly.

Other related documents

The following documents don't only relate to the 2022-2023 school year, but have been recently updated:

School admissions Determination Notice

Following consultation, all admission authorities must formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements by 28 February 2019 in line with the School Admissions Code (GOV.UK).

The Determination Notice contains details of the decision made by the Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People to determine the arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

The variation Determination Notice contains details of the decision made by the Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People to determine the arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools. This is as a result of the variations required for the new School Admissions Code 2021 which takes effect from 1st September 2021.

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