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Secondary school admissions

Offers of a secondary school place

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

For more information, read the Information for parents booklet505.58KB

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

Timetable for secondary school admissions

Friday 8 September 2017, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 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.

Thursday 1 March 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.

Friday 16 March 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

Wednesday 21 March 2018

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

Thursday 22 March 2018


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Tuesday 3 April 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).

Friday 4 May 2018


Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

By Monday 14 May 2018


Appeal hearing notice sent to parents.

From week commencing 4 June 2018

Appeals to be heard.

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