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For information on admissions and visits please contact Jane Fiddeman on 01904 553 900


Applefields School is a special school for children with learning difficulties who live either in York or the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Admissions to Applefields School are controlled by the City of York local authority. Children usually start school at the beginning of the school year in September. However, it may be possible for children to transfer to Applefields School during the year depending upon individual circumstances and the availability of places.


If you are interested in your child attending Applefields School please contact the school for further information. A member of staff will be happy to discuss our provision. We hope that the following general advice will be useful.


Details of our Satellite provision at Manor CE Academy and the admission arrangements are described in section about the Satellite in the 'Our Curriculum' part of the website.


If Your Child Attends Hob Moor Oaks School

We have a strong partnership with Hob Moor Oaks School, the primary special school in York. If your child attends Hob Moor Oaks School, with your agreement a member of Applefields School staff will attend your child's Education, Health and Care Plan meeting in Year 6. However, you are invited to visit Applefields School at any time to discuss the provision available. If you would like your child to transfer to Applefields School an application should be made to the local authority following your child's review meeting in Year 6. This process applies whether you live in York or outside of the local authority.


Most of the children who attend Hob Moor Oaks School transfer to Applefields School at the beginning of Year 7.


If You Live in York and Your Child Attends Another School

If your child lives and attends another school in York (either primary or secondary) an application for a place at Applefields School will usually be made following your child’s annual review or Education, Health and Care Plan meeting. Applications can be made at any time; it is recommended that you discuss your interest in Applefields with the SENCo in your child’s school.


To discuss your application with the local authority or for further information please contact:


SEN Department

Adults, Children and Education

West Offices

Station Rise



Tel: 01904 554302



If You Live Outside of York

If you live outside of York an application for a place at Applefields School must be discussed with the SEN services department in your home local authority. This can take place following your child’s annual review meeting or Education and Health Care Plan meeting. Please speak to the SENCo in your child’s school.


If your local authority agrees to support your request for a place at Applefields School your home local authority will contact the SEN Department at York. The allocation of places will then be considered by the Headteacher in consultation with the staff in the City of York SEN Department.


The contact details for North Yorkshire County Council are:



The Pupil and Parents Officer

Selby Local Education Office

2 Abbey Yard


North Yorkshire



Tel : 08450 349 465


The Pupil and Parents Officer

Harrogate Local Education Office
Ainsty Road

North Yorkshire


Tel : 08450 349 467


The Pupil and Parents Officer

Scarborough / Ryedale Education Office
Valley Bridge Parade

North Yorkshire

YO11 2PG


Tel : 08450 349 400

The Pupil and Parents Officer

Northallerton Local Education Office

121 -123 High Street


North Yorkshire



Tel : 08450 349 468


The contact details for East Riding of Yorkshire Council are:


Sylvia Edwards

Head of Service

Special Educational Needs Support Service (SENSS)

County Hall


HU17 9BA


Tel: 01482 392180