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Schools and colleges
North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Service supports schools across the county.
Top schools and colleges tasks
Three and four year old settings
Provision for three and year year olds in North Yorkshire is made through the County Council's nursery schools, nursery classes attached to primary schools and through over private and voluntary providers to ensure high quality early education places all over the county.
North Yorkshire has a mix of infant, junior and all-through primary schools (3-11 or 4-11 years). You can find further information about primary school admissions here.
Most of North Yorkshire's secondary schools are comprehensive although there are two areas of selective grammar school education in Ripon and Skipton. Transfer to secondary education is at 11. In addition there are Pupil Referral Units Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough, Selby and Skipton. You can find further information about secondary school admissions here.
There are 11 special schools. Several mainstream schools also have extra resources to allow them to make provision for certain types of special educational needs. These are called enhanced mainstream schools.
Please note - You can apply at any time for a change of school due to special circumstances (e.g. change of address or other reason for leaving the present school). This is commonly known as a mid year or casual admission.
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Children and Young People's Plan 2011-2014 [3Mb] [pdf]
The Children and Young People's Plan for North Yorkshire sets out the priorities of how we are going to achieve the Every Child Matters outcomes for every child and young person in the County.
Local Commissioning Statement for the provision of learning for young people aged 16-19 or aged up to 25 if subject to a learning difficulty assessment [149kb] [pdf]
Local commissioning statement for the academic year 2011/12
North Yorkshire Statement of Learning Needs 2012-13 [398kb] [pdf]
The Statement sets out the priorities for changing and refocusing the mix of the provision of learning to meet the needs of young people aged 14-19 in North Yorkshire, to enable them to participate and succeed in learning.
List of establishments [238kb] [pdf]
Contact details for all North Yorkshire schools and other children and young people's service establishments. Updated November 2012