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Admissions 2024/25

Please see our admissions policy here.

Admissions 2023/24

Please see our admissions policy here.

At Cottingham High School, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school that welcomes applications from all families.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or you would like to discuss admissions further, please contact the school.

Key Dates 2023-2024

Open Evening for prospective students 

27 September 2023 (5.30pm-7.30pm)

28 September 2023 (9.30am-11.30am)

Deadline for applications to your local authority 31 October 2023
New Year 7s Parents' Evening  Wednesday 10 July 2024 at 6.30pm
Induction Week:  Monday 08 – Friday 12 July 2024
Uniform events:

TBC for 2023/4

From 11.09.23 to 31.10.23 you will be able to make your application for your child(ren) who is starting Year 7 in September 2023 via this portal link. 

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The closing date for secondary applications is 31 October 2023. Once this date has passed, please contact the School Admissions team. 

The school admissions email address: 


To purchase school uniform online, please visit: 


Admissions procedure

The school has a published admission number (PAN) of 180 students.

Currently we have seven local feeder primary schools who Cottingham High School meet and work with regularly to discuss school improvements and to make sure all aspects of transition runs smoothly for students. These are:

Bacon Garth Primary School

Croxby Primary School

Dunswell Academy

Hallgate Primary School

Little Weighton Rowley CE (VC) Primary School

Skidby Primary School

Westfield Primary School

We also take students from a number of Hull primary schools.


Appeals for ‘in-year’ school admission requests are normally held within 30 school days of the date you appeal is received. You will be notified of the date of your appeal no later than ten school days before the appeal is due to take place. 

Appeals for entry into Year 7 to start secondary school for the first time – what are called ‘normal’ admission requests – are usually held in the summer term after parents/ carers have been notified of the refusal of a school place, commonly in June and July. 

Starting school in September 2024 

For applications to start a secondary school for the first time in September 2024, appeal forms should be submitted by the parent/carers by 26 April 2024 and appeals are planned to be held between Wednesday 15 May and Friday 28 June. 

Year 7 application process

For a Year 7 school place, you must apply to your home local authority, even if you are applying for a school in another area. You can apply either online or by using a paper form. Online forms are available on your local authority website:

Future intake

Once a place has been allocated in March by your local authority, we will be in touch via letter welcoming you and your daughter/son to Cottingham High School. Following this, we have an extensive transition programme supporting students and parents during this exciting time.

For further information about our transition programme, visit our transition page.

In-year admissions

Applications for in-year admissions are also 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 here and below. 

School Prospectus

For further details, please download the prospectus below.