Deadline for York secondary school applications approaches


Parents of children currently in Year 6 are being reminded that applications for secondary schools places for September 2018 should be made before midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

For pupils in Year 6 – the last year of primary school – parents should apply for a maximum of five schools and we recommend that one preference should be the catchment school

Applications can be made online at

All details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at This guide contains information on school admissions and appeals processes as well as information on admissions statistics, oversubscription criteria and other information for parents and carers.

Any parents eligible and who may not already have applied for free school meals are urged to do so at the same time. This means that whether or not the meal is taken, the pupil premium of £900 per year per eligible secondary school pupil will follow the young person throughout their time at school to benefit their education.

For more detailed information, please email: or call 01904 551 554.

Deadline for York primary school applications nears

School childrenParents and carers of children starting school this September are reminded to apply for a place before 15 January 2017.

Parents may also apply at the same time for free school meals and, if eligible, their child’s school will benefit from additional funding known as the Pupil Premium.

The closing date for applications for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, is Sunday 15 January 2017. For a place in the reception class at their chosen York state primary school, parents and carers can apply online at