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York High School has a designated catchment area defined by the local authority. All pupils living in this area are entitled to a place at York High School.

Pupils outside of this area are allocated places according to the local authority criteria. City of York Council will provide pupils and parents with an application pack for a place at a secondary school in the Autumn Term. Further information is available from the Education Access Team at the City of York Council. For families on low incomes, please contact the school as you may be eligible for support with uniform purchase costs and free school meals.

York High School participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If parents/carers wish to apply for a school place, applications can be made at via the ParentPortal. The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed are available at

In addition to the formal Open Evening and other events, parents are always welcome to make an appointment to visit us during the school day and to meet the Headteacher and other key members of staff.

To view the Admissions Policy in full, click HERE

Please refer to the following website for an online admission application form.

October 2021 Admissions Consultation information from City of York Council 

This year's Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 4th October and 14th November 2021.  The consultation includes the draft admission policy 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 

The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, parents/carers can email  or complete the short survey at or at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements for admission in 2023-24 by 28 February 2022.  Determined policies will be on the City of York Council website by 15 March 2022 after which objections can be raised.

All documents can be found in their draft (pre-determined) form at If you require a paper copy of the document or survey you can request this from the school or Trust or or 01904 551554