Moving on up – secondary transition

Secondary School Open Evenings

Click here for information about online and virtual engagement opportunities with secondary schools. These will be happening in place of the usual open evenings for families of children in Y6 who will be applying for a place to start secondary school in September 2021.

Guide for Parents/School Catchment Areas

Please read the Guide for Parents before applying for a school place, it contains key information on school admissions for parents/carers.  You can also find the Guide to School Catchment Areas online.

Applications can be made until 31st October. Late applications can be made after 31st October, though these may be looked at after other applications.


Applicants will be advised of their allocated school from National Offer Day in March.

Supplementary Information Forms

If you are applying for schools outside of the City of York area or faith schools such as your local Church of England or Roman Catholic Primary or Secondary school, you may also need to provide additional information such as proof of baptism, or fill in a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

You should check with the school directly if a SIF is required, but you must always apply to your home Local Authority.

Key Dates for the City of York Council Admissions Process
September-October 2020 – Secondary School Engagement Opportunities
12th September 2020 
– Secondary applications open
31st October 2020 – Deadline for applications
1st March 2021 – National Offer Day
31st March 2021 – Appeal forms to be returned
May-July 2021 – Admission appeals heard