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Secondary school admissions

September 2019 school admissions

Applications for September 2019 secondary school places are now closed.

If you applied online, we will send an acknowledgement email by the end of December 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 please see Information for Parents booklet - Secondary admissions372.11KB.

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

Open evenings - Year 7

It is strongly recommended that you and your child attend the open evenings of the schools which interest you.

Open evenings give parents and pupils the opportunity to gain a good overview of the school by meeting staff and pupils and gathering information about the school.

Attending an open evening does not guarantee your child a place at the school.




Boldon School

Wednesday 26 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

Harton Academy

Wednesday 3 October 2018

6.30pm - 8pm

Hebburn Comprehensive

Thursday 20 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

Jarrow School

Monday 17 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

Mortimer Community College

Wednesday 12 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

South Shields School

Thursday 18 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Thursday 4 October 2018

6pm - 8pm

St Wilfrid's RC College

Tuesday 2 October 2018

6pm - 8pm

Whitburn Church of England Academy

Thursday 27 September 2018

6pm - 8pm

Sixth form Open Evenings

Harton Academy

Tuesday 20 November 2018

6.30pm - 8pm

St Joseph's Catholic AcademyThursday 22 November 20186.00pm - 8pm
St Wilfrid's RC CollegeThursday 15 November 20186.00pm - 8pm
Whitburn Church of England AcademyThursday 1st November 20186.00pm - 8pm

South Shields School 

For information about the future of South Shields School, see consultation on the future of South Shields School.

Timetable for secondary school admissions (September 2019)

Friday 7 September 2018, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Wednesday 31 October 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 this date.

Friday 1 March 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.

Friday 15 March 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

Wednesday 20 March 2019

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

Thursday 21 March 2019


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Tuesday 2 April 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).

Friday 3 May 2019


Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

By Monday 13 May 2019


Appeal hearing notice sent to parents.

From week commencing 3 June 2019

Appeals to be heard.

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