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Each year, Driffield School has 270 places available to new Year 7 students. These are allocated in line with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s co-ordinated admission scheme.

There are two different types of admissions – those to start school at the ‘normal’ time for the start of the Year 7, and those for places in other year groups or at any other time – these are called ‘in-year’ applications for school places. In-year applications are made for example when a child is already attending one school and the parent/carers wish to move their child from one school to another, and when a family moves to a different area and needs a new school place for their child(ren).

Whilst the admission authority for our school is the academy trust/governing body, admissions applications are co-ordinated by the Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

If you would like to visit the school when considering making an application, please call 01377 253631 to arrange a visit.

How do I apply for a ‘normal’ school place for my child?

Applications to start our school for the first time, for the start of Year 7 should be made direct to the Local Authority in which you live by the deadline for applications. Late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time. If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘normal’ admissions processes, deadlines, details of the appeal process and other information at www.eastriding.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place. If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

There is no supplementary information form when applying for a place at our school.

How do I apply for an ‘in-year’ school place for my child?

Although we are an academy, and the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust/governing body we have formally requested that applications for school places are made through the local authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for in-year applications. Applications to start our school in-year should be made direct to the Local Authority no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child. Applications are considered in the order that they have been received, for example if there is one space available in a year group, the parent/carer who applied for their place first will likely be

allocated the place for their child. Proof of residence may be required before places can be allocated, and the school fully adheres to the East Riding Fair Access Protocol. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as is possible, though this is commonly ten school days after an application has been received, but may be later in certain circumstances.

If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘in-year’ admissions processes, and details of the co-ordinated admissions scheme at www.eastriding.gov.uk/school-admissions where you can also find and download an application form along with details of how to appeal for a school place where you have been refused. If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

There is no supplementary information form when applying for a place at our school.

In-Year Admission Arrangements 2021-22

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When applying you should also complete the supplementary information form that you may wish to complete to provide additional information for the admission authority. This should be returned to the school direct and not the Local Authority.

Applications for Year 7 entry should be made through the local authority responsible for the area where you live, even if you want a place for your child at a school in another local authority’s area.

Places are prioritised for:

  • Children who live in the school’s designated catchment area
  • Children who have a sibling attending the school in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10
  • Children who have attended the school’s named feeder primary schools since the beginning of Year 3
  • Children who live closest to the school

To find out more about the East Riding Of Yorkshire Council’s coordinated admission Scheme, please use the links below:

ERYC – Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme Information

Published Admission Numbers 2021-22

Sixth Form Admission Arrangements 2021-22


Who makes decisions on school admissions applications?

As we are an academy/voluntary aided school/foundation school, the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust/governing body. It is the admission authority, and not the Local Authority who determines whether there is an available place based upon the capacity of the class/year group and the number of pupils already on roll.

Who should I contact with queries on school admissions?

You can contact the East Riding School Admissions Team by email at schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk, by writing to School Admissions Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. You can also call 01482 392100 in school hours.


Admission Arrangements for the 2023-24 school year

The trust board of The Education Alliance Multi Academy Trust determined the admission arrangements for the 2023-24 school year on 3 February 2022.  At this meeting the trust board formally approved the following documents and approved the following admission numbers for the following schools:

  • Driffield School and Sixth Form, 250 places
  • Hunsley Primary, 30 places
  • Malet Lambert School, 350 places
  • North Cave Primary School, 20 places
  • South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College 350 places
  • The Snaith School, 150 places

To view the arrangements for Driffield School & Sixth Form’s 2023-24 admission criteria, please click here.

How can I object to these arrangements? – if you wish to object to these determined admission arrangements, you should do so to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022.  Information about how to lodge an objection is available here at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/schools-adjudicator-make-an-objection-appeal-or-referral or you can contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by email at osa.team@schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk