School organisation and planning of school places

Information about the number of schools in East Riding of Yorkshire, pupil numbers and the principles used for the planning of school places.

How does the council plan its school places?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has the responsibility for ensuring that there are sufficient school places for children resident in East Riding of Yorkshire. The council recognises that although it has the responsibility for the strategic planning of school places, changes can be made to schools, including the opening or closing of schools, by bodies other than the council.

In order to meet its statutory duty, and to ensure that the council and any other bodies considering making changes to the provision of school places have information on which to base their decisions, the council has prepared a School Place Planning Framework. 

The framework includes:

  • the background to education provision in East Riding of Yorkshire and the current position
  • the historic numbers on the roll together with a forecast of pupil numbers for each school in the area. These are updated annually and information on any changes that are being made also included
  • principles that the council has adopted which will be used when planning any changes the supply of school places.

The School Place Planning Framework can be accessed below:

School Place Planning Framework (pdf 39mb opens in new window)

The council will use the framework when formulating and agreeing on the Capital Program for any changes to existing schools or developing new ones.

If you would like any further information please contact the school organisation officer:

Email: schoolorganisation@eastriding.gov.uk

What proposals are being considered for Bridlington Nursery School?

At its meeting on 9 April 2019, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Cabinet approved the publication of proposals to extend the age range of Bridlington Nursery School.

A copy of the public notice and full proposals can be accessed below:

Full proposal - Bridling Nursery School (pdf 110kb)

Public notice to extend age range - Bridlington Nursery School (pdf 2341kb)

A paper copy of the notice and proposal can also be obtained from:

School Organisation Officer
Pupil Services
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA.

Tel: (01482) 392131

Email:  schoolorganisation@eastriding.gov.uk

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object or make comments on the proposal by sending them by email to, or by post to the contact details given above. 

Objections or comments should be received by the School Organisation Officer by 4.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019.