Admission Arrangements

Admissions for full time places, including in-year applications, at Fishergate school are processed by the admissions team at City of York Council, as the admissions authority for our school. Details of the admissions policies that apply can be found here.

For any queries about the admissions policy or process you can email or call 01904 551554.  Further details are available on their website.

If you have an enquiry about a part-time place for your child in the Early Years unit, please contact Mrs Deighton or Mrs Butterworth in the school office.

Will your child start reception in September 2019?

Click to download the 2019 Guide for Parents from the CYC website

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by the 15th of January in the school year your child turns 4. For entry in the September 2019 school year, children will have been born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

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 also advise you to keep checking on the City of York Council Admissions site to keep updated with key dates throughout the year.

Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2019 opened on Wednesday 12th September 2018 and the deadline for ‘on-time’ applications was Tuesday 15th January 2019 although late applications can be made after this date, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day was in April, when families who applied online received emails from around 10am on the morning of 16th April and other applicants received allocation letters in the post from 16th April.


If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551 554. Forms are also distributed to primary schools and nurseries in the York area.


Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process
12th September 2018 – applications can be made for September 2019 entry to Reception

15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications

16th April 2019 – National Offer Day

4th June 2019 – Appeal forms to be returned

June-July 2019 – Admission appeals heard