Admissions - important dates

There are a number of important dates that you need to be aware of if you are applying for a school place.

Closing dates

The secondary school application round will open no later than 1 September 2017. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2017.

The primary school application round will open no later than 22 September 2017. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.


Forms received after the above closing dates, without a reason that is acceptable to us, will be considered as a late application and will therefore be processed after we have considered all other applications.

For example, an application that we receive by the deadline date for a child living outside the normal area of the school, will have priority over a late application for a child living within the normal area of the school. We may still be able to offer your child a place at your preferred school if there are places available, however if there are no places available the school allocated may be some distance away from your home.

If you do not return your form and your child is not currently attending a North Yorkshire maintained school, we may not know that they need a school place.

Other key dates

A detailed breakdown of all other dates is below.

Date What happens
September 2016 Primary admissions round opens
For children born between 1 September 2012 - 31 August 2013 and 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010.
15 January 2017 Closing date for primary school applications
Applications (online or paper) must be received by this date.
10 March 2017 Co-ordination admissions scheme applied
No changes can be made to applications before national offer day after this date.
18 April 2017 National offer day 2017
If you have applied online you will have received an email (by 5pm at the latest) informing you which school your child has been offered. You will also be able to view the offer by accessing your online account.

If you applied on a paper application form, a letter informing you which school you child has been offered will be posted by 2nd class post on this date, meaning you will receive your letter one or two days after national offer day.

23 May 2017 Closing date for primary admission appeals
Appeals for primary school places must be received by this date.
June / July 2017 Admission appeals hearing
Main primary admission appeals to be heard during this period.
31 December 2017 Closing date for holding school waiting lists
All waiting lists held by us end on this day.

Transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2017

Date What happens
July 2016 Secondary admission round information
Letters will be distributed to primary schools for Year 5 children who live in North Yorkshire and attend a maintained North Yorkshire school.
1 September 2016 Secondary school admissions round opens no later than this date
For children born between 1 September 2005 - 31 August 2006.
The application form for secondary school places is released online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions.
31 October 2016 Closing date for applications
The last date both online and paper applications can be received for a school place in Year 7.
27 January 2017 Co-ordination admissions scheme applied
No changes can be made to applications before national offer day after this date.
15 February 2017 Special Educational Needs
The school to which a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (formerly a final Statement of Special Educational Needs) will transfer in September 2017 is named in their Plan by this date.
1 March 2017 National offer day
If you applied online you will receive an email (by 5pm at the latest) informing you which school your child has been offered. You will also be able to view the offer by accessing your online account.

If you applied on a paper application form, a letter informing you which school you child has been offered will be posted by 2nd class post on this date, meaning you will receive your letter one or two days after national offer day.

29 March 2017 Closing date for secondary admission appeals
Appeals for a place at a particular secondary school must be received by this date.
April / June 2017 Admission appeal hearings
Main secondary admission appeals to be heard during this period.
31 December 2017 Closing date for school waiting lists
All school waiting lists end on this day.
Date What happens
July 2016 Secondary admission round information
Letters will be distributed to primary schools for Year 5 children who live in North Yorkshire and attend a maintained North Yorkshire school.
1 September 2016 Secondary school admissions round opens no later than this date
For children born between 1 September 2005 - 31 August 2006.
The application form for secondary school places is released online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions.
31 October 2016 Closing date for applications
The last date both online and paper applications can be received for a school place in Year 7.
27 January 2017 Co-ordination admissions scheme applied
No changes can be made to applications before national offer day after this date.
15 February 2017 Special Educational Needs
The school to which a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan (formerly a final Statement of Special Educational Needs) will transfer in September 2017 is named in their Plan by this date.
1 March 2017 National offer day
If you applied online you will receive an email (by 5pm at the latest) informing you which school your child has been offered. You will also be able to view the offer by accessing your online account.

If you applied on a paper application form, a letter informing you which school you child has been offered will be posted by 2nd class post on this date, meaning you will receive your letter one or two days after national offer day.

29 March 2017 Closing date for secondary admission appeals
Appeals for a place at a particular secondary school must be received by this date.
April / June 2017 Admission appeal hearings
Main secondary admission appeals to be heard during this period.
31 December 2017 Closing date for school waiting lists
All school waiting lists end on this day.
Date What happens
30 June 2016
7pm
Selection parents' evening - Ripon Grammar School
At this meeting officers will explain how the selection procedure is administered and address any issues raised.
5 July 2016
7pm
Selection parents' evening - Ermysted's Grammar School
At this meeting officers will explain how the selection procedure is administered and address any issues raised.
22 July 2016 Closing date for requesting for selection testing
Requests for children to be entered for selection testing in September 2016 must be received by this date.
10 September 2016 (Saturday) First selection tests
The first selection test for Year 6 children to be held at Ermysted's Grammar and Ripon Grammar Schools.
17 September 2016 (Saturday) Second selection tests
The second selection test for Year 6 children will br held at Ermysted's Grammar and Ripon Grammar Schools.
14 October 2016 Selection test results
A letter informing you of your child's selection test results will be posted to you.
31 October 2016 Closing date for secondary school applications
Applications for a school place in Year 7 must be received by this date.
1 March 2017 National offer day
If you applied online you will receive an email (by 5pm at the latest) informing you which school your child has been offered. You will also be able to view the offer by accessing your online account.

If you applied on a paper application form, a letter informing you which school you child has been offered will be posted by 2nd class post on this date, meaning you will receive your letter one or two days after national offer day.

29 March 2017 Closing date for secondary admission appeals
Appeals for secondary school places must be received by this date.
April / June 2017 Admission Appeal Hearings
Main secondary admission appeals to be heard during this period.
31 December 2017 Closing date for school waiting lists
All waiting lists held by us end on this day.
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