Moving on up – secondary transition

Secondary School Open Evenings

Open evenings are held in the Autumn term each year for prospective pupils to look around each secondary school, with each school holding open evenings on a different evening.

Guide for Parents/School Catchment Areas

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

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
31st October 2019 – Deadline for applications
2nd March 2020 – National Offer Day
31st March 2020 – Appeal forms to be returned
May-July 2020 – Admission appeals heard