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

Please note that the school is NOT responsible for admissions – that is the responsibility of the East Riding Local Authority. The Schools’ Admissions Team is based at County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA and can be contacted on Tel 01482 887700.

However, if you would like to arrange a visit to the school or you would like to discuss admissions further, please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Year 7, Mrs Cassidy on 01482 847498 or via email:


Key Dates 2021-2022

Open Evening for prospective students  29 September 2021 (5.30pm-7.30pm)
Deadline for applications to your local authority 31 October 2021
New Year 7s Parents' Evening TBC Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 6.00pm
Induction Week: TBC Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2022
Uniform events: TBC

Thursday 7 October 2021 and Thursday 7 July 2022 (3.30-5.30pm)

TBC Saturday 23 July (9.30-11.30am)

To purchase school uniform online, please visit: 


Admissions procedure

The school has a published admission number (PAN) of 180 students. Places are allocated based on the criteria set out by East Riding Admissions:

  1. Looked after children.
  2. Children who live in the Cottingham High School catchment area.
  3. Children who have a brother or sister already attending Cottingham High School.
  4. Children who have attended one of our feeder primary schools for the whole of KS2.
  5. Geographical distance from the school.

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.


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:

ERYC Guide for Parents Starting Secondary School in September 2022.pdf (

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.



If your child is not awarded a place at Cottingham High School because the school is full in Year 7, you can appeal against this decision by writing to Schools’ Admissions Team, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. Please note that the school is NOT responsible for admissions in Year 7 – that is the responsibility of the East Riding Local Authority.


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.