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Admissions 2024-25

Please see our admissions policy here.

Admissions 2023-24

Please see our admissions policy here.

At Howden School, we welcome all students, and places at the school are offered in an open and fair way. Our admissions process is delivered in-line with the Equality Act 2010, the School Admissions Code, the School Admission Appeals Code, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.


Applications received relating to children with statements of special educational needs will be dealt with in accordance with the National code of Practice on Special Educational Needs. Where a school is named in a child’s statement of educational special needs, the school has a duty to admit the child.

Applications for Year 7

If you want to apply for a place in Year 7 at Howden School for entry in September, you will need to nominate us as your preferred school on the common application form and send it completed to your home local authority, or complete the online application.

Our normal school admissions arrangements apply when a child is transferring from primary school to secondary education at the end of Year 6. Please visit your local authority website for more specific information on how to apply.

Pupil Admissions Number

The number of places available is determined by the capacity of the school, and is called the Pupil Admissions Number (PAN). 

The PAN is 150.

We have six feeder primary schools which are:

Howden's Feeder Primary Schools
Barmby on the Marsh Primary School
Bubwith Primary School
Eastrington Primary School
Gilberdyke Primary School 
Howden Junior School
Newport Primary School 


Appeals for ‘in-year’ school admission requests are normally held within 30 school days of the date you appeal is received. You will be notified of the date of your appeal no later than ten school days before the appeal is due to take place. 

Appeals for entry into Year 7 to start secondary school for the first time – what are called ‘normal’ admission requests – are usually held in the summer term after parents/ carers have been notified of the refusal of a school place, commonly in June and July. 

Starting school in September 2024 

For applications to start a secondary school for the first time in September 2024, appeal forms should be submitted by the parent/carers by 26 April 2024 and appeals are planned to be held between Wednesday 15 May and Friday 28 June. 

Visiting Arrangements

An open evening is held in the Autumn term every year for prospective parents and their children to tour the school and meet with staff.  The date of the open evening is advertised in advance of the event. 

In-Year Admissions

Applications for school places are made through the local authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for in-year applications, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.  The Admissions Team can be contacted on 01482 392100 or by email at

Further information can be found at