Admission Arrangements

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.

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 all admissions policies that apply in the City of York can be found here
  • The current policy for entry into Reception at Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools this year, 2019-2020, can be downloaded here
  • The agreed policy for admission in 2020-2021 can be downloaded here
  • For information on requesting a place in year groups other than Reception please see the admissions team page about “in-year applications”

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

Starting Reception in September 2020?

Click to download the 2020 Guide for Parents from the CYC website

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school by 15th January in the school year your child turns 4.  Applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2020 opened on 12th September 2019. The deadline for applications is 15th January 2020. Late applications can be made after 15th January, though these may be looked at after other applications. National Offer Day will be in April.

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


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 2019 – applications open online for September 2020 entry to Reception
15th Jan 2020 – Deadline for applications
16th April 2020 -National Offer Day
20th May 2020 – Appeal forms to be returned
June-July 2020 – Admission appeals heard
September 2020 – Applications for the 2021 entry into Reception expected to open