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A Secondary schools in the town of Harrogate
There are five comprehensive secondary schools in Harrogate, all providing courses for pupils aged 11 to 18. (Children are admitted without their ability being assessed)

Community schools
Harrogate Grammar School
Harrogate High School
Rossett School

Places at these schools will normally be provided for children living in the area defined below, headed ‘Harrogate town area’ and ‘Harrogate rural area’.
Children in the Harrogate rural area are given priority over children in the Harrogate town area.

Criteria for offering places to oversubscribed community and voluntary-controlled schools
First priority
Children with a statement of special educational needs which names the school. This relates only to children who have undergone statutory assessment and for whom a final statement of special educational needs (SEN) has been issued.
Second priority
Children and young people in public care for whom the school has been expressed as a preference. This applies to all children and young people in the care of North Yorkshire local authority, including those who are in the care of another local authority.
Third priority
Children we believe have special social or medical reasons for admission. Applications in this category will only be considered if they are supported by a professional recommendation from a doctor, social worker or other appropriate professional which says that it is essential for your child to go to this school and no other.
Fourth priority
Children living in the normal area of the school who have listed it as the first preference. I all first preferences can not be met, then places will be given to children who already have brothers and sisters at the school in September 2007, and then to those living nearest to the school.
Fifth priority
Children living in the normal area of the school who have listed it as a preferred school, but whose higher preferences elsewhere have not not been met and where a place elsewhere ‘would predjudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources’. (*) (*In other words, the education of the pupils at other schools could be affected if those schools are already full, or if the other schools are too far away for the child to go to without unreasonable travel time or costs.)
Applications will be considered in order of preference (first, then second, third, fourth and fifth). If there are not enough places for all the children in one of these preference groups, then places will be provided for children who will already have brothers or sisters at the school in September 2007 and then to those living nearest to the school. If there are not enough places for all those with brothers and sisters, we will give priority to those with brothers and sisters living nearest to the school.
Sixth priority
Children from outside the normal area of the school who have a brother or sister at the school at the beginning of the term the younger child begins school Applications will be considered in order of preference (first, then second, third, fourth and fifth). If there are not enough places for all the children in one of these preference groups, then places will be provided for children who will already have brothers or sisters at the school in September 2007 and then to those living nearest to the school. If there are not enough places for all those with brothers and sisters, we will give priority to those with brothers and sisters living nearest to the school.
Seventh priority
Children from outside the normal area who live closest to the school using the nearest available walking route Once places have been given to all those children from outside the normal area of the school who have brothers and sisters within each of the groups above, places will be provided for those living nearest to the school. Applications will be considered in order of preference (first, then second, third, fourth and fifth).

St Aidan’s Church of England High School
St John Fisher Catholic High School

Voluntary-aided schools admit some eligible children from outside these areas.
St John Fisher School is the school that children who go to Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School normally transfer to if they meet the criteria of that school.

St Aidan’s Church of England High School has a Church of England foundation but the school has an ecumenical outlook (to support and encourage unity between the various types of the Christian religion). There are 226 year 7 places available. If there are not more than 226 applications, they will grant all preferences. If there are more applications than there are places available, the governors will offer places in line with their oversubscription criteria, available from the school. When deciding whether to offer children places at the school, the governors place emphasis on the presence of older brothers or sisters at the school and on the family’s Christian commitment. It is usually possible to meet all preferences for St John Fisher Catholic High School made by Roman Catholics in the designated parishes.

Harrogate town area:
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Harrogate civil parish
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Part of Killinghall parish lying south of the Harrogate to Skipton road and east of the Killinghall to Otley road
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Part of Walton Park extending into the parish of Kirkby Overblow.
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Places will normally be provided at the five Harrogate schools for children who live in this area.
 
Harrogate rural area:
Places will normally be provided at the Harrogate secondary schools for children who live in the parishes of Birstwith, Clint, Felliscliffe, Follifoot and Plompton, Hampsthwaite, Haverah Park and Beckwithshaw, Kearby-with-Netherby, Killinghall , Kirkby Overblow, Menwith-with-Darley, North Rigton, Ripley, Sicklinghall, Spofforth-with-Stockeld, South Stainley-with-Cayton, Washburn, Weeton and Bishop Thornton. 
Children who live in the parishes of Middleton or Nesfield-with-Langbar will normally be entitled to places in the Harrogate secondary schools, but may want to apply for places at schools maintained by Bradford Education in Ilkley and elsewhere.

If you want to choose one of these schools, you should put them on the North Yorkshire common application form. The Harrogate Local Office will send a copy of this to Bradford Education, who deal with admissions to these schools. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office. Children who live in the parishes of Askwith, Denton, Farnley, Leathley, Lindley, Newall-with-Clinton, Stainburn and Weston will normally be entitled to places in the Harrogate secondary schools, but may want to apply for places at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley. If this school is one of your preferences, you should put it on the North Yorkshire common application form. The Harrogate Local Education Office will send a copy to Leeds Education, who deal with admissions to this school. If you have any enquiries, you should contact their office.


Boroughbridge
Boroughbridge High School is a comprehensive school which normally provides places for children aged 11 to 18 who live in the parishes of Arkendale, Boroughbridge, Brafferton, Cattal, Copgrove, Cundall-with-Leckby, Dunsforth, Ellenthorpe, Fawdington, Ferrensby, Great Ouseburn, Great Ribston with Walshford, Green Hammerton, Helperby, Humberton, Hunsingore (and Cowthorpe), Kirby Hill, Kirk Hammerton, Langthorpe, Little Ouseburn, Marton-cum-Grafton, Marton-le-Moor, Milby, Myton-on-Swale, Norton-le-Clay, Nun Monkton,
Roecliffe, Staveley, Thornton Bridge, Thorneville, Thorpe Underwoods, Walkingham Hill-with-Occaney, Westwick and Whixley. Places will also normally be provided for children of families who live in the housing associated with Dishforth Airfield.


Knaresborough
King James’ School is a comprehensive school which normally provides places for children aged 11 to 18 who live in the parishes of Knaresborough, Allerton Mauleverer with Hopperton, Brearton, Coneythorpe with Clareton, Farnham, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Kirk Deighton, Knaresborough Outer, Little Ribston, Nidd, North Deighton, Scotton and Scriven. Places may also be provided for children living in the areas normally served by Tockwith Church of England and Long Marston Church of England primary schools, who are also entitled to apply for a place at Tadcaster Grammar School (see the Selby local information section). Children living in parts of Kirk Deighton parish may also be eligible to apply for a place at Wetherby High School. If you want to choose this school, you should put it on the North Yorkshire common application form. The Harrogate Local Education Office will send a copy of this to Leeds Education, who deal with admissions to this school.
Children living in the civil parish of Moor Monkton will normally be entitled to places at King James’ School, Knaresborough, but may want to apply for places at schools maintained by York Educational Services. If you want to choose these schools, you should put them on the North Yorkshire common application form. The Harrogate Local Education Office will send a copy of this to York Educational Services, who deal with admissions to these schools.
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