CYC Admission Consultation for Admissions in 2025–2026

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, City of York Council hold a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council.

This year’s Admissions Consultation, for admissions in the 2025-26 academic year, is being jointly held by admissions authorities in the City of York between 2nd October and 12th November 2023.  The consultation includes the admission policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at during the consultation period. 

Parents and carers are invited to go to and complete the parents, carers and public survey online.

Any comments received regarding a Multi Academy Trust policy will be forwarded to the relevant Trust, who are their own admission authority, to consider within their own admission consultation. Please be aware that if there are no proposed changes an admission authority may not be holding a consultation.

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set (‘determine’) their admission arrangements for admission in 2025-2026 by 28th February 2024.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15th March 2024 after which objections can be raised.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at

Determined policies for the 2023-24 and 2024 – 2025 can be found at School admission policies and reports – City of York Council

If you require a paper copy of any document, you can request this from or 01904 551554.

Presentation from the Phonics and Reading Meeting for Families 20/9/23

Thank you to everyone who attended the EYFS and Year 1 Reading Meeting on Wednesday 20th September. Thank you also to Mrs Burton for preparing such a comprehensive session that covered so many aspects of the Reading Curriculum for these year groups along with advice and approaches to how parents can best support their child’s reading at home.

Click here for a .pdf version of the presentation that was shared with families at this meeting – or scroll through the slideshow below.


Secondary School Open Evenings and Applications for 2024

Starting Year 7 in September 2024?

You can make your application for a secondary school place from 12th September of the previous year, when your child is in Year 6. The national application deadline is 31st October.

Secondary School Open Evenings

Open Evenings are usually held each autumn for prospective pupils, parents and carers to attend and view schools; 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.

Click to download this year’s guide from the CYC website

Please read the Guide for Parents when applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.  You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.  We would advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.

Make your application for a secondary school place from 12th September 2023. The national application deadline is 31st October 2024 – please ensure you submit your application by this date. Late applications can be made after 31st October, though these may be looked at after other applications.


If you applied online, your application result will be available online from 10.00am on National Offer Day in March. You’ll require your username and password.

If you didn’t apply online, you’ll receive a letter confirming your application result a few days later.

Supplementary Information Forms

You may also need to provide additional information (such as proof of baptism), or complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you’re applying to a school:

  • outside the City of York area, or
  • a faith school, such as your local Church of England or Roman Catholic Primary or Secondary school

Check with the school directly if a SIF is required, but always make your school place application to your home Local Authority.

Key Dates for the CYC '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

Starting Reception in September 2024?

You should apply for your child’s place at primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 – so if your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, it is nearly time to apply a place in Reception for September 2024!

Applications opened from the 12th September. Please note applying early does not give any priority, although to have the best chance of your application being successful you should complete and submit your application by the deadline which is the 15th January 2024. You can read more about the admissions process here.

Please do get in touch if you would like to have a tour and find out more about us!

Image of children working at a table. Accompanying text reads: Naburn Church of England Primary School. What we offer: small class sizzes, personalised approach to learning, rural setting with easy access to York city centre, enthusiastic staff with strong family values, after school club with exciting adventures, cinsistently strong academic results, overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents. Come to an open morning or get in touch to book a tour! We are really looking forward to showingyou around our AMAZING and unique school. See our website for upcoming open morning dates.