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Howden School

Howden School



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.


Places are allocated in line with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's co-ordinated admission scheme and we prioritise as follows:

  • Children who are looked after by a local authority and children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order
  • Children who live in the school's designated catchment area
  • Children who have a sibling attending the school
  • Children who live closest to the school
  • Places will next be given to children of members of staff at Howden School

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 for 2019/20 is:

Year 7


Year 8


Year 9


Year 10


Year 11


From September 2020 the PAN will be restricted to 150.  This is to safeguard the quality of education provided to students within our catchment area.

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 

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 in-year admissions are managed by the Schools’ Admissions Team, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA.  The Admissions Team can be contacted on 01482 887700.  Further information can be found at