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Primary, infant and junior school admissions


September 2021 school admissions

The deadline to accept or decline a school place, request to go on a waiting list, or to request an appeal has now passed.

If you need to speak to someone about school admissions, please contact the School Admissions team on 0191 424 7767 / 7706 / 7705 or

For more information view the primary, infant and junior school admissions information booklet2.27MB.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Appeals for most schools in South Tyneside have restarted and appeal hearings will take place remotely until further notice.

Read more about school admissions and appeals for school places


Timetable for primary, infant and junior school admissions (September 2021)

Friday 11 September 2020, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Friday 15 January 2021, 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 the deadline date.

By the end of February 2021

All parents who have completed and returned their application will be send an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received and are processing their application.


If you applied online, you will receive an acknowledgement to your email account.


If you completed a paper application, you will be sent an acknowledgement letter through the post.

Friday 16 April 2021

'Offer Day' - Parents will be notified which school their child has been offered.

If you applied online, you will be notified via email.

If you completed a paper application, a letter will be sent to you via 2nd class post.

Friday 23 April 2021

Deadline for parents to:

  • accept the school place offered (for oversubscribed schools only)
  • request to place their child's name on a waiting list
  • request an appeal form for primary schools
Monday 26 April 2021


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Tuesday 27 April 2021


Any places that have become available will be allocated from the waiting list in criteria order.

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Where parents have not accepted the school place offered for oversubscribed schools, we will withdraw the offer of the school place (community schools only).

Tuesday 18 May 2021Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

June-July 2021


Appeals to be heard.

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