About school

Information about choosing a school and what equipment your child will need

About school

Finding a school

There are 65 primary and secondary schools in the City of York Council area. There are also a number of private schools in York where you will need to pay fees.

School terms and holidays

The school year starts at the beginning of September and finishes at the end of July.

Education is free

Schools run by the City of York Council are free. There are some things though you need to pay for.

School transport

If your local school is more than 3 miles away (2 miles for primary school) you can sometimes get a free bus pass.

School equipment

Primary schools provide all the equipment your child needs (except for a P.E kit).

School uniform

Find out about school uniforms for primary and secondary schools


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