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The Craven area is the same as that maintained by Craven District Council and stretches from Burton-in-Lonsdale in the west to Beamsley in the east, and from Oughtershaw in the north to Ickornshaw in the south. Pupils whose main permanent residence is within the boundaries of the electoral areas of Steeton, Eastburn and Silsden parish councils are included in the area normally served by South Craven School, but primary schools in these areas are maintained by Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Ingleton and Settle

Places will normally be provided at Settle College for children living in the areas served by the primary schools at Bentham, Burton-in-Lonsdale, Clapham, Ingleton, Austwick, Giggleswick, Hellifield, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Long Preston, Rathmell and Settle.

Cross Hills and Glusburn

Places will normally be provided at South Craven School, which is an academy, for pupils who live in the area served by the primary schools at Cononley, Cowling, Glusburn, Kildwick, Lothersdale and Sutton-in-Craven. In addition, South Craven School also serves the area of the Bradford Metropolitan District Council for those pupils whose main home is in the electoral areas of Eastburn, Silsden and Steeton. 

Skipton and Grassington

Places will normally be provided at Ermysted's Grammar School (boys only) and Skipton Girls' High School, which is an academy, for pupils who are considered to be suitable due to their performance in a series of selection tests, and who live in the area served by the primary schools in Beamsley, Bradley, Burnsall, Carleton, Cracoe, Embsay, Gargrave, Grassington, Kettlewell, Kirkby-in-Malhamdale, Skipton, Thornton-in-Craven and Threshfield. Ermysted's Grammar School and Skipton Girls' High School offer courses to children aged 11-18. These schools are selective. Children may be admitted following a selection procedure that allows us to decide whether they meet the required standard.

The governing bodies are responsible for applying their own admissions policies for Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton Girls' High School and South Craven School, and the local authority applies agreed its coordinated admissions arrangements.

Selection procedures

For details of the selection scheme, as well as the schools admissions policies, please see the selective schools section.

Skipton Academy and Upper Wharfedale Schools

These schools are non-selective schools in a selective area. Places will normally be provided at Skipton Academy for pupils who live in the area served by the primary schools in Bradley, Carleton, Embsay, Gargrave, Kirkby-in-Malhamdale, Skipton and Thornton-in-Craven. Places will normally be provided at Upper Wharfedale School for pupils who live in the area served by primary schools in Beamsley, Burnsall, Cracoe, Grassington, Kettlewell and Threshfield.

Voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academy policies

Details of the admission policies for voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies, within North Yorkshire, can be found on our website here or individual schools' websites.

Information about sixth forms

The sixth form admissions policies for community, voluntary-controlled, voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies can be found on our website here or on the schools' websites.

Admission to schools maintained by other authorities

You may express a preference for any school, whether it is inside or outside the North Yorkshire county boundary. However, applications for places at schools in other authorities are dealt with by the admissions authority for that area.

You may want to apply, for religious reasons, to Holy Family Roman Catholic School, Keighley which is maintained by the Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The head teacher of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Primary School or the admissions team will give you details of transfer arrangements.

You can get information about schools controlled by other authorities from the appropriate authority here.

Information about schools

 about the secondary schools in the Craven area, including the provision of post-16 education.

The age range of children, the total number of pupils registered at the school in January 2015, the published admission number, the sixth form published admission number for the academic year 2016-17, the total number of applications received for the academic year 2015-2016 and the total number of pupils allocated on 1 March 2015 are shown. 

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of any school you are interested in.

Admission numbers 11-16 year olds

The published admission number is the maximum number of places available in the normal entry i.e. year seven for secondary schools. All admissions authorities may decide that they are able to make admissions above the published admission number. Where the admission authority is not the local authority it must notify the local authority in good time to allow it to deliver its coordination responsibilities effectively. 

Admission numbers 16-18 year olds

Sixth form published admission number means the minimum number of places available to external candidates joining the school for the first time in the sixth form

The Harrogate area is the same as that maintained by Harrogate Borough Council, except for Burton-on-Yore, Colsterdale, Ellingstring, Ellington High and Low, Fearby, Healey, Ilton-cum-Pott, Masham and Swinton-with-Warthermarske. These are covered by the Northallerton area.

Secondary schools in the town of Harrogate

There are four academies and one voluntary-aided school in Harrogate, all providing courses for pupils aged 11-18. Children are admitted without their ability being assessed. The schools are:

Academy schools

  • Harrogate Grammar School (non-selective);
  • Harrogate High School
  • Rossett School; and
  • St Aidans Church of England High School.

Voluntary-aided school

  • St. John Fisher Catholic High School.

Admission details for voluntary-aided schools can be found on our admission policies section.

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of the school.

Harrogate town area

The town area means:

  • The Harrogate civil parish;
  • The part of Killinghall parish lying south of the Harrogate to Skipton road, and east of the Killinghall to Otley road; and
  • Part of Walton Park extending into the parish of Kirkby Overblow.

Places will normally be provided at Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate High School and Rossett School for children who live in this area.

Harrogate rural area

Places will normally be provided at Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate High School and Rossett School for children who live in the parishes of Birstwith, Clint, Felliscliffe, Follifoot and Plompton, Hampsthwaite, Haverah Park and Beckwithshaw, Kearby-with-Netherby, Killinghall (except for the area defined under Harrogate town area, above) Kirkby Overblow, Menwith-with-Darley, North Rigton, Ripley, Sicklinghall, Spofforth-with-Stockeld, South Stainley-with-Cayton, Washburn, Weeton and Bishop Thornton.

Children who live in the parishes of Middleton or Nesfield-with-Langbar will normally be entitled to places at Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate High School and Rossett School, but may want to apply for places at schools maintained by the Bradford Metropolitan District Council, in Ilkley and elsewhere. If you choose one of these schools you should list them on the North Yorkshire common application form. The admissions team will send a copy of this form to Bradford Metropolitan District Council, who deal with admissions to these schools. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office.

Children who live in the parishes of Askwith, Denton, Farnley, Leathley, Lindley, Newall-with-Clinton, Stainburn and Weston will normally be entitled to places at Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate High School and Rossett School, but may want to apply for places at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley. If this school is one of your preferences, you should list it on the North Yorkshire common application form. The admissions team will send a copy to Leeds City Council, who deal with admissions to this school. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office.

Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge High School is a community school which normally provides places for children aged 11-18 who live in the parishes of Arkendale, Boroughbridge, Brafferton, Cattal, Copgrove, Cundall-with-Leckby, Dunsforth, Ellenthorpe, Fawdington, Ferrensby, Great Ouseburn, Great Ribston with Walshford, Green Hammerton, Helperby, Humberton, Hunsingore, Kirby Hill, Kirk Hammerton, Langthorpe, Little Ouseburn, Marton-cum-Grafton, Marton-le-Moor, Milby, Myton-on-Swale, Norton-le-Clay, Nun Monkton, Roecliffe, Staveley, Thornton Bridge, Thorneville, Thorpe Underwoods, Walkingham Hill-with-Occaney, Westwick and Whixley. Places will also normally be provided for children of families who live in the housing associated with Dishforth Airfield.

Knaresborough

King James' School is a community school which normally provides places for children aged 11-18 who live in the parishes of Knaresborough, Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton, Brearton, Coneythorpe with Clareton, Farnham, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Kirk Deighton, Knaresborough Outer, Little Ribston, Nidd, North Deighton, Scotton and Scriven. Places may also be provided for children living in the areas normally served by Tockwith Church of England and Long Marston Church of England Primary Schools, who are also entitled to apply for a place at Tadcaster Grammar School. Children living in parts of Kirk Deighton parish may also be eligible to apply for a place at Wetherby High School. If you want to choose this school, you should put it on the North Yorkshire common application form. The admissions team will send a copy of this to Leeds City Council, who deal with admissions to this school. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office.

Children living in the civil parish of Moor Monkton will normally be entitled to places at King James' School, Knaresborough, but may want to apply for places at schools maintained by the City of York council. If you want to preference these schools, you should list them on the North Yorkshire common application form. The admissions team will send a copy of this to the City of York Council, who deal with admissions to these schools. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office.

Ripon

Places will normally be provided at Outwood Academy Ripon and Ripon Grammar School for children who live in the City of Ripon, together with the parishes of Aldfield, Azerley, Bishop Monkton, Bridge Hewick, Burton Leonard, Copt Hewick, Eavestone, Givendale, Grantley, Grewelthorpe, Hutton Conyers, Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Littlethorpe, Markenfield Hall, Markington-with-Wallerthwaite, Newby-with-Mulwith, North Stainley with Sleningford, Sawley, Sharow, Skelding, Skelton, Studley Roger and Winksley.

Outwood Academy Ripon is a non selective secondary school in a selective area, offering courses for children aged 11-18. Ripon Grammar School is a selective school that offers courses for children aged 11-18, it has a boarding facility for up to 100 students. Boarding is either weekly or termly and a boarding fee is required for your child to be able to board at Ripon Grammar School. Children can only be admitted to Ripon Grammar School if they have been deemed suitable for a selective grammar school education, in accordance with the local authority selection tests. 

The selection procedure

For details of the selection scheme, as well as the schools admissions policies, please see the selective schools section.

Upper Nidderdale

Places will normally be provided at Nidderdale High School and Community College, a community school for pupils aged 11-16: first for children who live in the parishes of Bewerley, Dacre, Fountains Earth, Hartwithcum-Winsley, High and Low Bishopside, Stonebeck Down, Stonebeck Up, Thornthwaite with Padside, Thruscross and Warsill; or if there are still places left, they will be offered according to the usual criteria to other children.

Children who want to continue full-time education at school beyond the age of 16, would normally apply for places in the sixth form of schools in the town of Harrogate.

Admissions criteria for Harrogate High School and Rossett School - 2015-2016

Children with a statement of special educational need (SEN) or education health care plan (EHCP) naming that school will be allocated a place in line with section 324 of the Education Act 1996

Priority 1

Children and young people in public care and previously looked after children, that is children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after, for whom the school has been expressed as a preference

Priority 2

Children the authority believes have special social or medical reasons for admission

Priority 3

Children living in the Harrogate rural zone and Harrogate town zone

Priority 4

Children living outside the Harrogate rural and Harrogate town zones

Once places have been allocated to those with a statement of special education need and those in priority groups 1 and 2, the remaining places will be allocated on the basis of 21 per cent of places being available to children living in the Harrogate rural zone and 79 per cent of places being available to children living in the Harrogate town zone. Unallocated places in either of the priority 3 zones would be assigned to the other zone before giving priority to children from outside the Harrogate zones.

Tie break:

If there are not enough places for all of the children in one of these priority groups we will give priority first to those with a sibling at the school in September 2015.

Within Priority 3, town children with a sibling will have highest priority for town places and rural children with a sibling will have highest priority for rural places.

If, within each zone there are not enough places for all those with a sibling at the school in September 2015, we will give priority within that zone to those children living nearest the school. All distance measurements are based on the nearest route recognised by the council's electronic mapping system from a child's home address to school. The measurement is made from a fixed point within the dwelling, as identified by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school entrance using footpaths and roads. The routes measured to determine the allocation of school places will be those recognised by the electronic mapping system used by the school admissions team.

Priority will then be given within each zone to priority 3 children without a sibling at the school but who live nearest to the school.

If, within priority 4, there are not enough places for all those with a sibling at the school in September 2016, we will give priority to those children living nearest the school. Priority will then be given to priority 4 children without a sibling at the school but who live nearest to the school.

Admissions criteria for Harrogate Grammar School - 2016/2017

Children with a statement of special educational need (SEN) or education health care plan (EHCP) naming that school will be allocated a place in line with section 324 of the Education Act 1996.

Priority 1

Looked after children and previously looked after children for whom the school has been expressed as a preference. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

Priority 2

Children the Governing Body believes have special social or medical reasons for admission.

Priority 3

Children of current Harrogate Grammar School staff (# see definitions) living in the Harrogate rural zone and Harrogate town zone. Staff must have been employed by Harrogate Grammar School for at least two years at the time when the application for admission is made.

Priority 4

Children living in the Harrogate rural zone and Harrogate town zone.

Priority 5

Children living outside the Harrogate rural and Harrogate town zones.

Under Priority 2 we will only consider applications on social or medical grounds if they are supported by a professional recommendation from a doctor, social worker, or other appropriate professional. The supporting evidence should set out the particular social or medical reason(s) why Harrogate Grammar School is the most suitable school and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school. A panel of professionally qualified people will consider all applications made under priority 2.

If there are not enough remaining places for all children in Priority 4 at Harrogate Grammar School, places will be allocated on the following basis: 21% of places being available to children living in the Harrogate rural zone and 79% of places being available to children living in the Harrogate town zone.

Unallocated places in either of the Priority 4 zones would be assigned to the other zone before giving priority to children from outside the Harrogate zones.

Tie break:
If there are not enough places for all of the children in any of these priority groups we will give priority first to those with a sibling* at the school in September 2016 and then to those living nearest to the school. If there are not enough places for all those with a sibling at the school in September 2016, we will give priority to those children living nearest the school.**

Within Priority 4, town children with a sibling will have highest priority for town places and rural children with a sibling will have highest priority for rural places.

Definitions:
# 'Staff' refers to all members of staff employed by Harrogate Grammar School.
* 'Sibling' In all cases sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer's partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.
**All distances are based on the nearest route recognised by the County Councils electronic mapping system from a child's home address to school. The measurement is made from a fixed point within the dwelling, as identified by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school entrance using footpaths and roads. The routes measured to determine the allocation of school places will be those recognised by the electronic mapping system used by the school admissions team. 

Voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academy policies

Details of the admission policies for all voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies, within North Yorkshire, can be found on our admission policies section.

Information about sixth forms

The sixth form admissions policies for community, voluntary-controlled, voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies can be found on our admission policies section or on the schools' websites.

Information about schools

 about the secondary schools in the Harrogate area, including the provision of post-16 education.

The age range of children, the total number of pupils registered at the school in January 2015, the published admission number, the sixth form published admission number for the academic year 2016-17, the total number of applications received for the academic year 2015-2016 and the total number of pupils allocated on 1 March 2015 are shown. 

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of any school you are interested in.

The Northallerton area includes the towns of Bedale, Catterick, Easingwold, Hawes, Leyburn, Northallerton, Richmond, Stokesley and Thirsk, and the rural areas surrounding those towns.

It stretches from Shipton-by-Beningbrough in the south (which borders the City of York Council), to Croft in the north (which borders Darlington Council), and Great Ayton in the north east (which borders Redcar and Cleveland Council), to Arkengarthdale in the north west (which borders Cumbria County Council).

Secondary schools in the local area

Northallerton School and Sixth Form serves children living in the areas covered by Ainderby Steeple CE, Alverton, Applegarth, Appleton Wiske, Brompton, Broomfield, East Cowton CE, Great Smeaton, Kirkby Fleetham CE, Mill Hill, Osmotherley, Romanby, Sacred Heart RC, South Otterington CE Primary Schools and including some areas served by Croft CE, Ingleby Arncliffe CE, Knayton CE and North & South Cowton Primary Schools.

Bedale School serves children living in the areas covered by Aiskew Leeming Bar CE, Bedale CE, Burneston CE, Crakehall CE, Hackforth & Hornby CE, Hunton & Arrathorne, Leeming & Londonderry, Leeming RAF, Masham CE, Masham, Kell Bank CE, Snape, St Nicholas CE and Thornton Watlass CE Primary Schools.

Easingwold School serves children living in the areas covered by Alne Primary, Crayke CE, Easingwold, Forest of Galtres Anglican/Methodist, Huby CE, Hustwaite CE, Linton on Ouse, Sheriff Hutton, Stillington and Sutton on the Forest CE Primary Schools.

Richmond School serves children living in the areas covered by Arkengarthdale CE, Barton CE, Brompton on Swale CE, Eppleby Forcett CE, Gunnerside Methodist, Melsonby Methodist, Middleton Tyas CE, Ravensworth CE, Reeth, Richmond CE, Richmond Methodist, Richmond St Mary's RC, St Mary's CE Bolton on Swale Primary Schools and including some areas served by Croft CE and North & South Cowton Primary Schools.

Risedale Sports & Community College serves children living in the areas covered by Catterick Garrison Carnagill, Catterick Garrison Wavell Junior, Colburn, Hipswell, Le Cateau and Michael Syddall CE Primary Schools.

Stokesley School is an academy trust school and serves children living in the areas covered by Bilsdale, Midcable Chopgate CE, Carlton & Faceby CE, Great Ayton Roseberry, Hutton Rudby, Ingleby Greenhow CE, Kirkby & Great Broughton CE, Stokesley, Swainby & Potto CE Primary Schools and including some areas served by Ingleby Arncliffe CE Primary School.

Thirsk School serves children living in the areas covered by Alanbrooke, All Saints RC, Baldersby St James CE, Carlton Miniott, Dishforth CE, Pickhill CE, Sessay CE, South Kilvington CE, Sowerby, Thirsk, Topcliffe CE Primary Schools and including some areas served by Knayton CE Primary School.

The Wensleydale School serves children living in the areas covered by Askrigg, Bainbridge CE, Hawes, Leyburn, Middleham CE, Spennithorne CE and West Burton Primary Schools.

Voluntary aided schools

St Francis Xavier School. You can get more details and a school prospectus from the headteacher of the school.

Local arrangements for the Northallerton area - Northallerton School and Sixth Form, Thirsk School, Richmond School and Stokesley School

  • For pupils who go to Knayton CE Primary School, and live in the area which serves the former Silton and Kepwick CE Primary School, the designated secondary school is Northallerton School and Sixth Form. For other pupils who live in the area served by Knayton CE Primary School, the designated secondary school is Thirsk School.
  • For pupils who live in East Harlsey, Staddle Bridge and Mount Grace who go to Ingleby Arncliffe CE Primary School, the designated secondary school is Northallerton School and Sixth Form. For other pupils who live in the area served by Ingleby Arncliffe CE Primary School, the designated secondary school is Stokesley School.
  • For pupils who live in Atley Hill and Pepper Arden who go to North and South Cowton Community Primary School, the designated secondary school is Northallerton School and Sixth Form. For pupils who live in the area served by North and South Cowton Community Primary School, the designated secondary school is Richmond School.
  • For pupils who live in Croft-on-Tees, Dalton-on-Tees and Eryholme, the designated secondary school is Richmond School. For other pupils who live in the area served by Croft CE Primary School, the designated secondary school is Northallerton School and Sixth Form.

Admission to sixth forms

We have made arrangements for pupils who go to schools for 11 to 16-year-olds, who want to continue at school and for whom a suitable course can be provided, to transfer to sixth forms of schools with which we have linked the 11 to 16 school. Sixth form places are provided at:

  • Northallerton School and Sixth Form, for pupils who live in the area served by Bedale High School; and
  • Richmond School, for pupils who live in the area served by Risedale Community College and St. Francis Xavier School.

The sixth form admissions policies for community, voluntary-controlled, voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies can be found on our website or on the schools' websites.

Voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academy policies

Details of the admission policies for all voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies, within North Yorkshire, can be found here.

Information about schools

 about the secondary schools in the Northallerton area, including the provision of post-16 education.

The age range of children, the total number of pupils registered at the school in January 2015, the published admission number, the sixth form published admission number for the academic year 2016-17, the total number of applications received for the academic year 2015-2016 and the total number of pupils allocated on 1 March 2015 are shown. 

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of any school you are interested in.

The Scarborough and Ryedale area includes the towns of Filey, Helmsley, Malton, Norton, Pickering, Scarborough and Whitby, and the rural areas surrounding those towns. It stretches from Speeton in the south east (which borders the East Riding of Yorkshire Council) to Warthill in the south west (which borders the City of York Council) and Staithes, Danby and Castleton in the north (which borders the Redcar and Cleveland Council) and Ampleforth and Helmsley, in the west.

Filey area

Filey School (to be known as Ebor Academy, Filey) serves children living in the areas covered by Filey CE Infant, Filey Junior, Hertford Vale CE Primary, Hunmanby Primary and Sherburn CE Primary Schools.

Ryedale area

Lady Lumley's School serves children living in the area covered by Pickering Community, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic, Rosedale Abbey and Thornton Dale CE Primary Schools, including some areas served by Sinnington Community Primary School.

Malton School serves children living in the area covered by Amotherby, Foston CE, Hovingham CE, Malton, St. Mary's Roman Catholic, Slingsby, Terrington CE and Welburn Community Primary Schools.

Norton College. This school is an academy and serves children living in the area covered by Langton, Leavening, Luttons, Norton, Rillington, Settrington All Saints CE, Weaverthorpe CE and West Heslerton CE Primary Schools.

Ryedale School serves children living in the area covered by Gillamoor CE, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Nawton, St. Benedict's Roman Catholic and St. Hilda's Ampleforth CE Primary Schools, including some areas served by Sinnington Community Primary School.

Sixth form courses are currently provided at Malton School, Lady Lumley's School, and Norton College.

Huntington School (City of York Council) serves the areas served by Sand Hutton CE Primary School and Warthill CE Primary School. This is the 'normal' secondary school for pupils living in the areas served by Flaxton, Harton, Bossall, Claxton, Sand Hutton, Buttercrambe, Upper Helmsley, Gate Helmsley, Warthill and Holtby.

Scarborough area

George Pindar School is a trust school. The school serves children living in the area covered by Braeburn, Cayton, Overdale and Seamer and Irton Primary Schools and also some of the area served by Wheatcroft Community Primary School. This includes the housing adjacent to Filey Road, south of South Cliff Golf Club (the Cornelian Drive, Close and Avenue area, Sea View area and parts of Osgodby and Filey Road from St. Michael's Lane to Osgodby Lane).

From the 2018-19 academic year the area formerly shared with Graham School (the Cornelian Drive, Close and Avenue area, Sea View area and parts of Osgodby and Filey Road from St. Michael's Lane to Osgodby Lane) no longer forms part of Graham School’s normal area. Pupils living in this area would be deemed in area for George Pindar School for admissions purposes.

The housing development which is currently under construction at Middle Deepdale formerly constituted part of Graham School’s catchment area. However, from the academic year 2018-19 the catchment area has been amended. This area now forms part of the normal area for George Pindar School and pupils living in this area would be deemed in area for George Pindar School for admissions purposes.

Graham School serves the town area of Scarborough and the area served by East Ayton Community Primary School. The town area is the normal area served by Friarage and Gladstone Road Community Primary Schools and Thomas Hinderwell Academy. Also included are part of the areas served by Barrowcliff, Newby and Scalby, Northstead and Wheatcroft Community Primary Schools.

From the 2018-19 academic year the area formerly shared with George Pindar School (the Cornelian Drive, Close and Avenue area, Sea View area and parts of Osgodby and Filey Road from St. Michael's Lane to Osgodby Lane) no longer forms part of Graham School’s normal area. Pupils living in this area would be deemed out of area for Graham School for admissions purposes.

The housing development which is currently under construction at Middle Deepdale formerly constituted part of Graham School’s catchment area. However, from the academic year 2018-19 the catchment area has been amended. This area now forms part of the normal area for George Pindar School and pupils living in this area would be deemed out of area for Graham School for admissions purposes.

For further information please refer to the catchment area map.

Local arrangements - Graham School for September 2016 entry

For priority group 3 applications (that is, children living within the normal area covering the school(s), priority will be given as follows: a) Children living in the area normally served by East Ayton Community Primary School and the area west of Scalby Road from Lady Edith's Drive to Scalby Beck. b) Children who will have an older sibling at the school. c) Children who live nearest to the school.

Scalby School mainly serves the northern part of the town of Scarborough, the village of Scalby, and the villages to the north and west, except for East and West Ayton. It serves children living in the area covered by Brompton and Sawdon, Hackness CE, Lindhead, Snainton CE and Wykeham CE Primary Schools, including parts of the normal areas of Newby and Scalby Primary, Barrowcliff Community Junior and Northstead Community Primary Schools.

If there are more applications than there are places available, the authority's normal criteria will apply for admissions to this school.

Local arrangements - Scalby School

Scalby School - For priority group 4 applications (that is, children living outside the normal area of the school), priority will be given to children who live in the areas normally served by East Ayton Community Primary School and the area west of Scalby Road from Lady Edith's Drive to Scalby Beck and who: a) will have an older sibling at Scalby School at the start of the term when the younger sibling starts school; or b) would have to make the longest journey to another school without them becoming eligible for help with travel costs from us under the local authority transport policy.

Scarborough University Technical College             
Opening September 2016 - Scarborough University Technical College (UTC) is a government funded school specialising in advanced engineering, design and control and supported by the University of Hull in partnership with a range of employers. The age range will be young people aged 14-19 years and it will be accessible to students residing in the Borough of Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale (including Malton and Pickering) and East Riding (including Bridlington and Driffield). For entry in September 2016 the college will act as its own admissions authority.

St. Augustine's Roman Catholic School is a voluntary-aided school open to children baptised as Roman Catholics and children of other religions who live in any part of the Scarborough and Ryedale area. Admission arrangements are explained in the school's brochure (available from the school) or can be found on our website here.

Information about sixth forms

Sixth form education for students living in the Filey and Scarborough areas is provided at Scarborough Sixth Form College and the Yorkshire Coast College. These colleges are now independent of direct local authority control. You can get details of courses and admission information from the following:

The Principal Scarborough Sixth Form College

Sandybed Lane,
Scarborough
YO12 5LF 

Telephone: 01723 365032
Website: www.scarb-6-form.ac.uk

The Principal Yorkshire Coast College

Lady Edith's Drive,
Scarborough
YO12 5RN 

Telephone: 0800 7317410
Website: www.yorkshirecoastcollege.ac.uk  

Whitby area

Eskdale School and Caedmon College Whitby share a catchment area. Both schools are the normal schools for children living in the areas normally served by the following primary schools: Airy Hill,  Castleton,  Danby CE, East Whitby CP, Egton CE, Fylingdales CE, Glaisdale, Goathland, Hawsker cum Stainsacre CE, Hinderwell Oakridge, Lealholm, Lythe CE, Ruswarp CE, Sleights CE, Seton, Stakesby and  West Cliff Community Primary Schools.

Caedmon College Whitby provides education for pupils aged 11-18.

Eskdale School currently provides education for pupils aged 11-14.

Arrangements for Eskdale School from September 2017

The governors of Eskdale School have stated their intention to implement their decision to become an 11-16 school with effect from September 2017. If your child is already on roll at the school there is no need to apply for them to transfer into year 10 for September 2017. 

 

Voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academy policies

Details of the admission policies for all voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies within North Yorkshire, can be found on our website here.

Information about sixth forms

The sixth form admissions policies for community, voluntary-controlled, voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies can be found on our website here or on the schools' websites.

Information about schools

 about the secondary schools in the Scarborough and Ryedale area, including the provision of post-16 education.

The age range of children, the total number of pupils registered at the school in January 2015, the published admission number, the sixth form published admission number for the academic year 2016-17, the total number of applications received for the academic year 2015-2016 and the total number of pupils allocated on 1 March 2015 are shown. 

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of any school you are interested in.

The Selby area is the same as that maintained by Selby District Council. It stretches from Long Marston in the north to Kirk Smeaton in the south and from Tadcaster in the west to Hemingbrough in the east. However, pupils in some parts of Selby district are normally admitted to secondary schools in York and the East Riding of Yorkshire. And some pupils in York City are normally admitted to secondary schools in North Yorkshire.

Community and voluntary-controlled secondary schools

There are five secondary community schools and one voluntary-aided school in the Selby district. These schools are:

Community schools

Barlby High School, Brayton High School, Selby High School, Sherburn High School and Tadcaster Grammar School (non-selective)

Voluntary-aided school

Holy Family Catholic High School. Admission details for this school can be found on our website here.

Sixth form courses are provided at Selby College, Sherburn High School and Tadcaster Grammar School.

Pupils transfer from primary to secondary education at the age of 11, without selection.

Schools in Selby

For the purposes of admissions, the education authority distinguishes between the Selby rural area and the Selby town area. In the rural area, the secondary schools are linked to the following geographical areas. If you are not sure about the 'normal' school for your home address, please contact the admissions team.

Barlby High School

Places will normally be provided at this school for children living in the area served by the primary schools at Barlby, Barlby Bridge, Cliffe, Hemingbrough, North Duffield and Riccall.

Brayton High School

Places will normally be provided at this school for children living in the area served by the primary schools at Barlow, Brayton, Camblesforth, Carlton, Chapel Haddlesey, Drax, Hirst Courtney, Kirk Smeaton and Whitley and Eggborough, and the part of the area served by Selby Longman's Hill Primary School, which is within the Brayton parish.

Selby High School

Places will normally be provided at this school for children living in the area served by the primary schools at Cawood, Hambleton, Thorpe Willoughby and Wistow, and the West Park area of Selby (extending from the Old Railway Crossing to Miletree House in Brayton parish).

Selby town area

The town area is the geographical area served by Selby Community Primary, Selby Abbey CE Primary, Selby Barwick Parade Community Primary and Selby Longman's Hill Community Primary, except for children living in the Brayton parish and the West Park area as defined above.

Local arrangements for the Selby area - Brayton High School and Selby High School

For the purposes of admissions for priority group 3 children, a distinction is drawn between those who live in Selby rural area and Selby town area. Brayton High School and Selby High each has its own designated rural area and the two schools are jointly the normal schools for the Selby town area. Places will be offered, within priority group 3, to children from the individual rural area associated with each school before those in the town area, using the tie break elements of the admissions policy for community and voluntary controlled schools for the academic year 2015-16 where necessary.

Sherburn High School

Places will normally be provided at this school for children living in the areas served by the following primary schools, Barkston Ash Catholic Primary, Brotherton and Byram, Burton Salmon, Fairburn, Kellington, Monk Fryston, Saxton, Sherburn Athelstan, Sherburn Hungate and South Milford schools. Part of the normal area for Kirk Fenton School, falls within the normal area for Sherburn High School.

Tadcaster Grammar School

Places will normally be provided at this non-selective school for children living in the areas served by Appleton Roebuck, Long Marston CE, Tadcaster East, Tadcaster Riverside, St. Joseph's Catholic Primary and Tockwith CE Primary Schools. Places will normally be provided at Tadcaster Grammar School for children living in the areas served by St. Mary's CE School (Askham Richard), Archbishop of York CE Junior School (Bishopthorpe) and Copmanthorpe Primary School, although all three of these primary schools are now maintained by the City of York Council. Part of the normal area for Kirk Fenton School falls within the normal area for Tadcaster Grammar School. Children living in the areas normally served by Tockwith CE and Long Marston CE Schools are also entitled to apply for a place at King James' School, Knaresborough.

Admission to schools maintained by other authorities

You may express a preference for any school, whether it is inside or outside the North Yorkshire county boundary. Places will normally be provided at Fulford School for children living in the area served by Escrick CE School and for children living in Stillingfleet and Thorganby.

Places will normally be provided at Snaith School for children living in Hensall, Great Heck, Little Heck and Balne. Home-to-school transport will be provided in line with the usual criteria. Snaith School is for children aged 11 to 16, and is maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Information about sixth forms

Sixth form education for students living in this area is provided at:

Selby College
Abbot's Road
Selby
YO8 8AT
Telephone: 01757 211040
Email: info@selby.ac.uk

York College
Sim Balk Lane
York
YO23 2BB
Telephone: 01904 770400

Voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academy policies

Details of the admission policies for all voluntary-aided, foundation, trust schools and academies, within North Yorkshire, can be found on our website here.

Information about schools

 about the secondary schools in the Selby area, including the provision of post-16 education.

The age range of children, the total number of pupils registered at the school in January 2015, the published admission number, the sixth form published admission number for the academic year 2016-17, the total number of applications received for the academic year 2015-2016 and the total number of pupils allocated on 1 March 2015 are shown. 

You can get more details and a school prospectus from the head teacher of any school you are interested in.

Information about the different types of schools in North Yorkshire

You must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) for all schools as the local authority has a statutory duty to co-ordinates all admissions to school for the normal year of entry.

Below is a list of the different types of schools available within North Yorkshire.  Some schools may require you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the CAF.  You should contact schools direct for information on their SIF requirements.  Failure to complete a SIF, if one is required, will result in your application being considered after all other applications where a SIF has been submitted.

Academy schools

Academies schools are directly funded by central government and are independent of the local authority.  Academies manage their own assets, employ their own staff and determine their own admission arrangements. 

Community schools

The school governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, including appointing staff and managing the school budget. The local authority and the governors share responsibility for maintaining the school buildings. The local authority determines the admission arrangements for community schools.

Faith schools

Faith schools can be various types of schools e.g. academies, free schools, voluntary-aided schools etc. but are associated with a particular religion. Faith schools are free to restrict religious studies to their own particular religion. Anyone may apply for a place at a faith school however the admissions criteria may include certain faith based requirements. 

Foundation schools

Some foundation schools were previously known as 'grant-maintained' schools. The schools governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, including appointing staff and determining the school's admission arrangements.

Free schools

Free schools are funded by central government and are independent of local authorities. They are 'all-ability' schools and may not use academic selection as part of their admissions process. Free schools are run on a 'not-for-profit' basis and may be set up by groups such as parents, teachers, businesses, charities etc. 

Independent schools

Independent schools are privately run and charge fees to attend instead of being funded by central government. These schools determine their own admission arrangements and should be contacted direct for further details. If you would prefer your child to attend an independent school you should still complete a Common Application Form (CAF), naming the independent school as well as any other schools you may be interested in. We will consider any preferences for a North Yorkshire school according to the order of preference however we will not co-ordinate admissions with any independent school nor offer a place there. 

We will offer a place at a North Yorkshire school even if you have not named one on your CAF.  This is because we have a duty to ensure a school place is available for every North Yorkshire child, unless you confirm in writing, prior to the national offer day, that you have accepted a place at an independent school.  If you accept a place at an independent school after national offer day, please confirm, in writing, to the admissions team so the place offered to your child may be allocated to another.

Selective grammar schools

Within North Yorkshire there are 3 selective grammar schools:

  • Ripon Grammar School;
  • Ermysted's Grammar School for Boys (Skipton); and
  • Skipton Girls' High School (an academy school).*

Admission into Ripon Grammar School and Ermysted's Grammar School for Boys is based on a child's performance in a series of tests designed to identify academic potential.  You should consider carefully whether a selective grammar school is the right choice for your child and whether or not they can meet the required academic standard.  Further information about Ripon Grammar School, Ermysted's Grammar School for Boys and the selection test procedure can be found here.

*As an academy, Skipton Girls High School sets and administers its own selection tests which will differ from those set by North Yorkshire County Council. Please contact the school directly for full details.

If you would like your child to attend a grammar school in North Yorkshire you must list the school(s) on your Common Application Form.

Special schools

To attend a 'special school' your child will need to have a final Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan.  These schools may specialise in 1 of the 4 areas of special educational needs:

  • communication and interaction;
  • cognition and learning;
  • social, emotional and mental health; and
  • sensory and physical needs.

Trust schools

A trust school is a state-funded foundation school supported by a charitable trust, made up of the school and partners working together for the benefit of the school.  It manages its own assets, employs its own staff and sets its own admission arrangements. 

University technical college (UTC)

A UTC is government funded schools and open to young people aged 14 - 18 years.  A UTC is designed to integrate technical, practical and academic learning and is supported by industry and a local university to deliver its curriculum. Further information on UTCs can be found at www.utcolleges.org.

Voluntary schools

These schools are funded by voluntary organisations including religious institutions and educational trusts or foundations.  All have foundation governors appointed to protect and develop the religious or educational character of the school. There are 2 types of voluntary schools:

  • Voluntary-aided schools
    Both religious education and assemblies are in line with the trust deed.  The board of governors determines the school's admission arrangements, term dates and appoints staff however, it shares responsibility with the local authority in respect of maintaining the school buildings. 
     
  • Voluntary-controlled schools
    Although funded by voluntary organisations, the local authority fully maintains these schools.  School assemblies are in line with the trust deed however, religious education is in line with the locally agreed syllabus.  In most matters the board of governors has the same duties and powers as those of community schools but the local authority determines the admission arrangements.