Starting Year 7 next September?

Children transfer to secondary school at the beginning of Year 7, and applications must be made in September/October of Year 6. There are a range of activities held each autumn for prospective parents/carers to gain additional information for individual schools.

Secondary School Open Evenings

Prospective pupils can attend school engagement activities in September and October each year. Open Evenings are usually held each autumn for prospective pupils, parents and carers to attend and view schools. Each school holds their event on a different evening and the planned dates for the Year 6 open evenings are as follows:

We advise that you check school websites for confirmation of the Open Evening arrangements.

Guide for Parents/School Catchment Areas

Click to download from the CYC website

Please read the Guide for Parents before applying for a school place, it contains key information on school admissions for parents/carers, and a new guide is issued each year in September.  You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.

Applications can be made until 31st October. Late applications can be made after 31st October, though these may be looked at after other applications.

Applicants will be advised of their allocated school from National Offer Day in March.


Supplementary Information Forms

If you are applying for schools outside of the City of York area or faith schools such as your local Church of England or Roman Catholic Primary or Secondary school, you may also need to provide additional information such as proof of baptism, or fill in a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

You should check with the school directly if a SIF is required, but you must always apply to your home Local Authority.

Key Dates for the 'Secondary Round' Admissions Process
September-October 2023 – Secondary School Engagement Opportunities
12th September 2023 – Applications open
31st October 2023
 – Deadline for applications
1st March 2024 or the next working day – National Offer Day
12th April 2024 – Appeal forms to be returned
May-July 2024 – Admission appeals heard