The Joseph Rowntree School is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of over 1,200 students, with approximately 250 in the sixth form. Our school is set in extensive, attractive grounds and playing fields. We have the benefit of fantastic, state of the art facilities within our buildings which really help to support and challenge our learners in order for them to enjoy learning and make the most of their potential in a world of huge technological change. 

Our admission procedures are in line with the City of York Council policies. 

Admission Arrangements 2020/21 entry


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 governing body/MAT board will, in its role as an admission authority, then formally set (‘determine’) these arrangements.  This will happen by no later than 28 February 2019. 


You can also find more information on the LA website at


If you would like to contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) team please email [email protected]


Admission Policies