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Primary, infant and junior school admissions

September 2019 school admissions

The deadline to accept / decline a school place, request to go on a waiting list, or to request an appeal has now passed (4.30pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019).

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

For more information view the Information for Parents booklet - Primary, Infant and Junior admissions1.19MB.

Timetable for primary, infant and junior school admissions (September 2019)

Friday 7 September 2018, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 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.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

'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.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

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
Thursday 25 April 2019


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Friday 26 April 2019


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

Wednesday 1 May 2019

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

Wednesday 22 May 2019


Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

By Thursday 23 May 2019


Appeal hearing notice sent to parents.

From week commencing Monday 17 June 2019


Appeals to be heard.

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