Primary, infant and junior school admissions

September 2018 school admissions

Applications for September 2018 primary, infant and junior school places are now closed.

If you applied online, you will get an acknowledgement email by the end of February 2018 to confirm that we have received and are processing your application. If you completed a paper application, you will receive an acknowledgement letter through the post.

For more information, read the Information for parents booklet2.89MB

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


Timetable for primary, infant and junior school admissions

Friday 8 September 2017, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Monday 15 January 2018, 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.

Monday 16 April 2018

'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.

Monday 23 April 2018

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

Friday 27 April 2018

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

Thursday 26 April 2018


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

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 23 May 2018


Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

By Thursday 24 May 2018


Appeal hearing notice sent to parents.

From week commencing Monday 18 June 2018


Appeals to be heard.

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