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Primary, infant and junior school admissions


September 2022 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.

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 information for parents booklet1.83MB.

COVID-19 update

Appeals for most schools in South Tyneside have restarted. Appeal hearings are taking place remotely. More about school admissions and appeals.



Timetable for primary, infant and junior school admissions (September 2022)

Friday 10 September 2021, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Monday 17 January 2022, 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 2022

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.

Tuesday 19 April 2022

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

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

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

Tuesday 26 April 2022

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
Wednesday 27 April 2022


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Thursday 28 April 2022


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

Thursday 5 May 2022

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 24 May 2022Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

June-July 2022


Appeals to be heard.

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