Primary school admission figures for entry in September 2019 reveal that 95.9% per cent of York children have been given their first preference of school.
City of York Council’s figures published today (16 April 2019) show that 99.1% per cent of pupils got one of their first three preferences.
The percentage of online applications for primary school places has continued to increase, with 99% of parents and carers applying for their child’s school place online.
Parents who applied online will be notified of their child’s place by email at 10am today, letters are being posted today to parents and those with online accounts can log in to the council’s parent portal at www.york.gov.uk/parentportal.
In 2019 all children within the local authority area have secured a primary school place. The majority of children got one of their first three preferences; with the number of children whose preferences were not able to be met reducing from 11 in 2018 to 10 in 2019.
This year’s admissions figures, compared with last year’s are outlined below:
The total size of the cohort starting school in September 2019 is 1,836 pupils, compared to 1,933 last year.
York’s first open forum for primary school pupils is welcoming children to have their say on the city and their views on it.
On Monday 26 June City of York Council is hosting the first ever Primary Voice event with Clifton Green Primary School. 20 schools across the city are sending some 70 participants – pupils and staff – and councillors from all the main political parties will be attending.
Schools have been invited to bring pupils from Years 5 and 6 or from their school council, to come and share the views of their school community.
They can talk to councillors and officers, take part in workshops, hear about how City of York Council operates and experience democracy in action.
Parents 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 www.york.gov.uk/schooladmissions
York primary schools have produced only average results in performance comparisons published today.
The results are based on the number of pupils achieving “good” level 4 in reading, writing and maths.
The highest performing schools in York were Naburn CE and St Mary’s CE both of which achieved 100%
Lowest performing school was Derwent which achieved 38%
Other results included:
- Acomb Primary 86%
- Hob Moor 86%
- Woodthorpe 79%
- Westfield 76%
- Our Lady’s 75%
- Dringhouses 63%
A full list can be found by clicking here