93.6% York pupils get first choice of Secondary School

Secondary school admission figures for entry in September 2024 reveal that 93.6% per cent of York children have been allocated their first preference of school.

Parents who applied online can find out where their child has been allocated a place by logging into their parent portal account today via Parents who made written applications will receive a letter confirming their admission arrangements. Anyone who didn’t receive their first choice of school will also receive written confirmation.

Councillor Bob Webb, Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People, at City of York Council, said:

“Transitioning from primary to secondary school is a huge move for any child and their family. It can be a daunting experience but also a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new things and make those first small steps towards growing up. Our schools will work hard to make the transition as smooth as possible and help young people through this next step of their journey.”

Any parent whose children may be eligible for free school meals – one of a number of benefits that come with applying for the pupil premium – should apply through their online account at

Assistance with school uniform costs for September may also available to pupils starting years 7 to 10 who are entitled to receive benefit based free school meals at non-academy schools. Further information about this, and who could be able to get free school meals, is available at