Are your children heading up to big school soon?
City of York Council is reminding parents that the deadline is approaching to apply for secondary school places for 2023.
Parents and carers of children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 need to get their applications in before midnight on 31 October.
You can apply for a maximum of five schools and City of York Council recommends that at least one preference should be the catchment school.
The council also asks parents to carefully read the admissions criteria for each of their preference schools to understand how decisions about allocation of places are made by the local authority for maintained schools and the academy trusts.
Applications can be made online here.
There’s a guide for parents including answers to frequently asked questions on the council website here.
Maxine Squire, the council’s assistant director for education, skills and special educational needs and disabilities, said: “Moving to secondary school is a significant milestone in a young person’s life and it’s really important that parents, carers and young people get the opportunity to consider different options and put down their top five preferred ones.
“Visiting the school open evenings is a good way to find out more about each school.”
“I’d urge parents and carers to put their application in before the deadline of 31 October.”