Starting Year 7 in September 2024?

Families of children in Year 6 – it is nearly time to start applying for a secondary school place. You can make your application for a secondary school place from 12th September in the year when your child is in Year 6. The national application deadline is 31st October.

Secondary School Open Evenings

Open Evenings are usually held each autumn for prospective pupils, parents and carers to attend and view schools; the planned dates for the Year 6 open evenings in Autumn 2023 are as follows:

We advise that you check school websites for confirmation of the Open Evening arrangements.

Click to download this year’s guide from the CYC website

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.

How to apply

You can apply online at from 12th September 2023. 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.

If you have difficulty applying online, you can contact the admissions team on 01904 551 554, who can talk you through how to apply. If you can’t apply online you can request a paper Secondary Application Form.

You need to ensure that you have applied, either online (and submitted your application), or by returning a Secondary Application Form by the deadline of 31st October 2023.

Make your application for a secondary school place from 12th September 2023. The national application deadline is 31st October 2023.


If you applied online, your application result will be available online from 10.00am on National Offer Day, which is 1st March (or next working day). You’ll require your username and password.

If you didn’t apply online, you’ll receive a letter confirming your application result a few days later.

Supplementary Information Forms

You may also need to provide additional information (such as proof of baptism), or complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if you’re applying to a school:

  • outside the City of York area, or
  • a faith school, such as your local Church of England or Roman Catholic Primary or Secondary school

Check with the school directly if a SIF is required, but always make your school place application to your home Local Authority.

Key Dates for the CYC 'Secondary Round' Admissions Process
September-October 2023 – Secondary School Engagement Opportunities
12th September 2023 – Applications open
31st October 2023
 – Deadline for applications
1st March 2024 or the next working day – National Offer Day
12th April 2024 – Appeal forms to be returned
May-July 2024 – Admission appeals heard