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Admissions into any school are governed by its admission policy which is written, determined and administered by the school's admissions authority. For Community and Voluntary Controlled schools, the admissions authority is the Local Authority. For Academy schools the admission authority is the Governing Body or Academy Trust of the school. For more information please read through the City of York Council School Admission Polices and Reports

Admissions 2020/2021
Following the conversion to academy status the South York Multi Academy Trust becomes our admissions authority.  
Between 08 October and 07 December 2018 all admissions authorities for schools in York jointly conducted a consultation on admission arrangements for the admissions rounds for entry in September 2020.The closing date for comments was 07 December 2018.  After considering any comments received, the MAT board has, in its role as an admission authority, now formally set (‘determined’) these arrangements on 29 January 2019. The admission policy for 2020/2021:

To view our Prospectus and Parent Information 2020/2021 document and admission form please visit our Transition page.

Admissions 2021/2022

In addition to the recent joint consultation exercise with City of York Council for the Admissions Consultation for September 2021, we are holding an additional consultation relating to the reorganisation of the over subscription criteria for Archbishop of York’s CE Junior School. The consultation will run from 19th December until 31st January.


Our reason for altering our arrangements is to reassure parents that all children from Bishopthorpe Infant School will automatically receive a place at AYJS. Please read through the documents "Proposed change to Over Subscription Criteria for AYJS for entry in academic year 2021-2022" and "SYMAT AYJS Draft Admissions Policy 2021-2022" below. Our PAN will remain at 60. 


Any responses from schools/academies and the general public are being collated via email, if you have any comments please email


The draft admission policy for 2021/2022:


The Published Admission Number (PAN) is the number of pupils it is intended to admit into the first year group of school. The number for Archbishop of York’s CE Junior School for 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 is 60 places.

You can find more documents on the Local Authority website.