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Secondary school admissions

Offers of a secondary school place

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 7706 / 7767 or

For more information, read the information for parents booklet372.11KB


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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