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 Admission Policy for Entry into Reception at Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Infant Schools in September 2024 can be downloaded here
  • The policy for admission in the current Reception class (2023-24) 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 information about school admissions are also available on the City of York website together with details about the appeals process.

Will your child start reception in September 2024?

You should apply for your child to start primary or infant school in the school year your child turns 4 so for entry into Reception in September 2024, children will have been born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

Applications for children who were born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, who will start Reception in September 2025, cannot be made until the Autumn of 2024.

Parents and carers can apply online for a 2024 Reception place for their child at from 12th September 2023.

Click to view on the CYC Website

With an online application you will receive an email confirming submission of your application and the ability to view your application and results online at a later date. Please remember to submit your application after completing. If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Primary Application Form by calling 01904 551554.

The deadline for submitting ‘on-time’ applications for a place in Reception starting in September 2024 is the 15th January 2024. Applications can still be made after this date, but may be looked at after other applications have been considered. Please note that applying early does not give any priority, although to have the best chance of your application being successful you should complete and submit your application by the deadline.

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


Please ensure that you have applied, either online (and submitted your application), or by completing and returning a Primary Application Form, by the deadline of 15th January 2024. If you do not apply by this date your application may be dealt with after all the other applications that were received on or before the application deadline which means you will stand less chance of getting your preferred school.

National Offer Day, when families are informed where their child has been allocated a place, is in April; those applicants that applied online will receive emails from around 10am on National Offer Day and other applicants will receive allocation letters in the post from that date onwards.

Key Dates for the CYC Admissions Process for Entry into Reception in September 2024
  • 12th September 2023 – opening date for applications
  • 15th January 2024 – Deadline for applications
  • 16th April 2024 – or the next working day – National Offer Day
  • 17th May 2024 – Appeal forms to be returned
  • June – July 2024 – Admission appeals heard
  • September 2024 – Applications for the 2025 entry into Reception expected to open

Admissions Consultation 2025-2026

In line with the School Admissions Code 2021, City of York Council hold a coordinated admission consultation on behalf of schools within York and the School Admission Authorities. Where a school is part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Trust is the Admission Authority and not City of York Council.

When information about this year’s admissions consultation is available, we will share it here.