City of York Council | Parent Portal
Applications for school places and free school meals can be made on the Parent Portal.
Please be aware that on Saturday 21st October 2023 the Parent Portal will be unavailable between 08:00 and 18:00. Applications can be made at any other time.
To make an application you can create a new account or log in to an existing account at the top left side of this page. Please ensure that you remember your username (email address) and password.
There are two types of school application which are explained below:
Year of Entry/Annual Round applications
An application can be made when a child is starting primary school for the first time (Reception Year), when a child is moving from an infant to a junior school and when a child is starting secondary school for the first time (in Year 7). Your application must be made to the local authority in which you live, even if your schools of preference are not in that area. Only persons resident in York and with parental responsibility can apply here.
Please see below dates for a Year of Entry application. The application process begins in September of the previous school year.
Finding out your allocated school for Year of Entry/Annual Round applications
To find out your child’s allocated school on National Offer Day please Sign In. You will require your username (email address) and password.
In-year applications are made when a child has already started school, when a move is required during the school year and for year groups other than those allocated during the national admissions round. Before submitting an in-year application please be aware that:
· we are only able to accept applications up to 20 school days in advance of a school place being required. If we receive an application earlier than this, we will inform you that the application has been declined and ask you to reapply at a future date.
· you must be certain that you wish for a new school to be allocated before submitting your application. We are unable to guarantee that a previous school place can be reinstated if you change your mind, as it may have been reallocated to another child.
Submitting your application
Please be aware that an application may only be submitted by someone who has parental responsibility for the child. If parental responsibility is shared, we require agreement from all parties. We would advise all parents/carers to read the Guide for Parents before submitting an application.
Apply for free school meals
If you wish to apply for free school meals for your child please sign in at the top left of this page. You will require your username (email address) and password. If you have not used Parent Portal before you must create an account above. For further information about free school meals including eligibility please go to our website here.
The data you provide via this service will be used in accordance with our privacy notice.
If you have any problems whilst using this portal please contact us.
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