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