Schools and education

Policies for the 2020-2021 school year

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 2020-2021 school year.

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.

Coordinated Admissions Schemes

There are 3 Coordinated Admissions Schemes. Each scheme provides details of how applications for entry into schools at Primary (Reception), Junior (Year 3) and Secondary (Year 7) levels 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. It is apparent from each policy which school(s) are covered.

Note: Academies that have recently converted may not be listed in the documents here, as they are covered by the Community and Voluntary Controlled policy which was determined 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

View the published admission numbers for 2020-2021 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

Catchment areas

Find details of Primary and Secondary catchment areas online, or in our maps in the Guide for Parents.

Supplementary Information 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 current Supplementary Information Forms.


Other related documents

The following documents do not relate only to the 2020-2021 school year, but have been recently updated:

School Admission Arrangements Consultation

Following a consultation between October and December 2018, we have now determined:

  • admissions policies
  • published admission numbers
  • related documents for schools in the City of York

These documents relate to how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

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.

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