Apply for a secondary school place
Applications for September 2024 secondary school places are closed.
If you need to speak to someone about school admissions, please contact the School Admissions team on 0191 424 7767 / 7706 / 7705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, read the information for parents booklet.
- Friday 8 September 2023, 8.30am
Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.
- Tuesday 31 October 2023 4.30pm
Deadline date for applications to be received. Any applications received after this date will be considered as 'late' applications. Online system is not available after this date.
- By the end of December 2023
If you completed your application, you will be sent an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received and are processing your application. If you applied online, you will receive an acknowledgement to your email address. If you completed a paper application, you will be sent an acknowledgement letter through the post.
- Friday 1 March 2024, 8.30am
'Offer Day' - You will be told which school your child has been offered. If you applied online, you will get an email. If you completed a paper application, a letter will be sent to you by 2nd class post.
- Monday 11 March 2024, 4.30pm
Deadline for you to:
- accept the school place offered (for oversubscribed schools only)
- request to put your child's name on a waiting list
- request an appeal form
- Thursday 14 March 2024
Any places that have become available will be allocated from the waiting list in criteria order.
- Friday 15 March 2024
Appeal forms sent out where requested.
- Thursday 28 March 2024
If you have not accepted the school place offered for oversubscribed schools, we will withdraw the offer of the school place.
- Friday 26 April 2024
Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.
- June 2024
Appeals to be heard.
Open evenings are a good opportunity for you to gain a good overview of the school, by meeting staff and pupils and gathering information about the school.
Attending an open evening does not guarantee your child a place at the school.
Secondary school open evenings
- Boldon School - Tuesday 26 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Harton Academy - Thursday 12 October 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Hebburn Comprehensive - Wednesday 20 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Jarrow School - Monday 18 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Mortimer Community College - Wednesday 13 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- St Joseph's Catholic Academy - Thursday 28 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- St Wilfrid's RC College - Thursday 5 October 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Whitburn Church of England Academy - Thursday 21 September 2023, 6pm to 8pm
Sixth Form open evenings
- Harton Academy - Tuesday 14 November 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- St Joseph's Catholic Academy - Thursday 16 November 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- St Wilfrid's RC College - Thursday 30 November 2023, 6pm to 8pm
- Whitburn Church of England Academy - Thursday 9 November 2023, 6pm to 7.30pm
Open evening dates and times are correct at time of posting (Thursday 17 August 2023 at 2pm).