Thank you for showing an interest in applying for a place at St. John Fisher Catholic High School. On this page, you can find information about admissions and appeals. If you have any questions about admissions, please contact the school.

Joining in Year 7

For September 2022 the current* published admission number (PAN) is 210. Your attention is drawn to a public consultation which is commenced on Friday 17th December and closed at 4pm on Friday 28th January 2022. The amendment proposed was to change the Published Admissions Number (PAN) from 210 to 200 to further improve the educational experience of students and ensure the admissions number is within the capacity of the school building.

The governors are responsible for admission to this Catholic voluntary school. They review and publish their admission’s policy on an annual basis, to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements and the latest Code of Practice. The current policy and admission criteria are available directly from the school and this website.

The admission policy gives priority to baptised Catholic children, although the governors welcome applications from other families, who are willing to fully support and uphold the Catholic ethos and values of the school. Places are always offered in strict accordance with the published criteria. There are opportunities to visit the school on an Open Day, an Open Evening and a specified school working day in the first half of the Autumn Term prior to the closing date for the normal admission cycle. Families who are moving into the area and require places outside the normal cycle for admission should contact the school directly.

Joining the Associated Sixth Form

The Associated Sixth Form provides a Christian-based environment in which all students who wish to remain at school beyond the age of 16 are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. By pooling the resources, expertise and experience of two outstanding schools, we provide an excellent all-round education which allows students to pursue their individual aspirations within a community with shared goals and Christian values. All students, regardless of background, are supported to develop the skills and confidence needed to enrich their own lives and the society in which they live.

Upcoming Open Days and Information Events

Order of Priority for Admission to the Sixth Form

Priority Group 1: Young people in Public Care for whom an application has been submitted. This applies to all looked-after young people, including those who are in the care of another local authority.

Priority Group 2 : Young people who have a sibling on St Aidan’s Church of England High School or St John Fisher Catholic High School roll in September 2021. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent / carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.

Priority Group 3 : All other young people.


Important Documents

Admissions Policy 2022-2023Supplementary Information FormIn-year Transfer FormGuide to applying for a place at St. John FisherAppeal Form and Guidance

Admissions-Policy-2023-2024 (Adopted January 2022)

Sixth Form

Associated Sixth Form Admission Policy


Page Downloads Date  
Barkston Ash map of defined area 09th Nov 2021 Download
St Edwards Boston Spa map of defined area 09th Nov 2021 Download
St. Josephs Harrogate Defined Area 09th Nov 2021 Download
Wetherby St. Josephs Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download
Harrogate St Roberts Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download
Tadcaster St Josephs Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download
Knaresborough St Mary Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download
Ripon and Bishop Thornton Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download
Pateley Bridge Map of Defined Area 11th Mar 2022 Download

Latest News