We coordinate the admission of school places for all Hull residents according to the admission arrangements set out by each admissions authority. Our Academy, Trust and Voluntary Aided primary 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 is 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 admit and how they decide which applicants 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 primary schools. The governing bodies of voluntary aided schools and the academy trusts of academy schools decide the admission arrangements for their schools.
Objections about a schools admissions arrangements can be made to the schools adjudicator and should be made before 15 May in the year they are set. If you feel that a school's admission arrangement are unlawful or do not comply with the school admissions code you can contact the School Adjudicator via the below link -
Admission arrangements for 2024-2025
Admission policies for applications for future years have to be formally determined. Determination follows a period of consultation and happens many months before the start of the school year in which the policies apply.
Policies are made available once they have been determined.
We are the admission authority for community primary schools in Hull. All voluntary aided, trust and academy schools are their own admissions authority. You can access each school's admission arrangements on the individual school's website and be given the opportunity to comment on any proposed changes.