We coordinate the admission of school places for all Hull residents according to the admission arrangements set out by each admissions authority. Our Community, Academy, Trust and Voluntary Aided secondary schools are responsible for their own admissions arrangements and are their own Admissions Authority. Admission to all (non-fee paying) schools is coordinated by your local authority and applications for any maintained school should be made to the authority in which you live regardless of where your preferred school is.
If the number of applications received for a school is less than the school's published admission number then all who have applied will qualify for a place. If your child meets the criteria for entry to more than one of your school preferences your child will be offered a place at the school that you have ranked highest on your preference form.
If the number of applications is more than the published admission number then the admission authority has to use its admission arrangements to decide which applicants qualify for places.
The admission arrangements set out how many children the schools will admit and how they will decide which applicants will qualify for places if the number of applications is more than the number of places available.
For Hull schools, we decide the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled primary schools. The governing bodies of voluntary aided schools and the academy trusts of academy schools decide the admission arrangements for their schools.