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Normal school admissions

Normal admission round and make an application, result of application, unsuccessful in gaining a place, not happy with allocated school and missed the application deadline.

What is a normal admission round?

Normal admissions are when a child is starting school for the first time, transferring from an infant to a junior school at the end of Year 2, or transferring from a primary school to secondary education at the end of Year 6.

More detailed information about schools and admission is available in the booklets below:

Guide for Parents - Primary (pdf 1.3mb)

Guide for Parents - Secondary (pdf 4.4mb)

Different types of school

You can read a description of the different types of school eg. academies, free schools, faith schools, city technology colleges, state boarding schools and private schools on the GOV.UK website:

GOV.UK - Types of school - overview (external website)

How do I make an application for a school place?

You can make an application in the normal admissions round using the link below to access our Citizen Portal. Through this secure site you can then apply for your child's first, junior or secondary school place.  Citizen Portal is available from 2 September 2019 until the closing date of 31 October 2019 for secondary applications or 15 January 2020 for primary applications.

Please note that Citizen Portal will be unavailable on 2 October 2019 due to essential maintenance.  The portal is expected to be unavailable between 8.00am and 5.00pm but these times may be subject to change.

Please note: due to high demand, the admissions website may sometimes be unavailable for very short periods. Please try again later if this happens.

Apply for a school place online

Deadline Dates

First admissions to infant, primary or junior school must be submitted by 15 January 2020.  Secondary applications must be submitted by 31 October 2019.

 

When will I know the result of my application?

The results for secondary school applications made during the 2020-21 admissions round will be sent to parents on 2 March 2020. 

The results of infant and junior school applications and the applications for school places for children who were born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, made during the 2020-21 admissions round, will be sent to parents on 16 April 2020.

Below is information about what happened in the previous admissions round, including which schools were over-subscribed and what categories of children were given places under the schools' admission arrangements.  

Primary School Allocations 2019-2020

A summary of primary school allocations for 2019-2020 can be found via the link below:

Summary of primary school allocations for 2019-2020 (pdf 100kb)

Primary School Allocations 2018-2019

A summary of primary school allocations for 2018-2019 can be found via the link below:

Summary of Primary School Allocations 2018-2019 (pdf 107kb)

Secondary School Allocations 2019-2020

A summary of secondary school allocations for 2019-2020 can be found via the link below:

Summary of secondary school allocations for 2019-2020 (pdf 113kb)

Secondary School Allocations 2018-2019

A summary of secondary school allocations for 2018-2019 can be found via the link below:

Summary of secondary school allocations 2018-2019 (pdf 120kb)

I was unsuccessful in gaining a place at my preferred school. What are my options now?

All children living in the East Riding of Yorkshire whose parents apply for a school place will be given a school place. 

If a place cannot be given at a school named on the application form, the school admissions team will first try to give your child a place at your catchment area school. 

If this is not possible, the school admissions team will identify the nearest school in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a place available.

Waiting lists are maintained for places in the normal year of entry at East Riding of Yorkshire infant, junior, primary and secondary schools which are over-subscribed. A child’s name will be automatically put on the waiting list for a place at a school if the child has not been given a place at a school ranked as a higher preference. 

Waiting lists are renewed at the beginning of the autumn term. If you want your child’s name to remain on the waiting list until the end of the autumn term, you must contact the School Admissions Team in September. 

Waiting lists for the normal year of entry are then deleted at the end of the autumn term in December and are no longer used.  Waiting lists are not used for any other year groups.

What can I do if I am not happy with the school my child has been allocated?

Applicants refused a place at a school for their child will be given the right to appeal. Appeals will be heard by independent admission appeal panels.

You can find out more from the School admission appeals page.

What happens if I have missed the school application deadline?

You will not be able to apply online for a school place after the closing dates. 

You should contact the school admissions team for advice on what you should do.

Email: schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 392100