Skip to content ↓

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.