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Secondary school admissions

September 2020 school admissions

Applications for September 2020 secondary school places are now closed.

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 view the Information for parents booklet - secondary school admissions1.36MB


Sixth form open evenings

The Harton Academy sixth form open evening has changed from Tuesday 26 November, to Wednesday 27 November 2019.

Harton Academy sixth formWednesday 27 November 20196.30pm - 8.30pm
St Joseph's Catholic AcademyThursday 21 November 20196pm - 8pm
St Wilfrid's RC CollegeThursday 14 November 20196pm - 8pm
Whitburn Church of England AcademyThursday 17 October 20196pm - 8pm
Timetable for secondary school admissions (September 2020)

Friday 6 September 2019, 8.30am

Applications are available. We recommend that you apply online.

Thursday 31 October 2019, 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.

By the end of December 2019

All parents who have completed and returned their application will be sent an acknowledgement to confirm that we have received and are processing your application.


If you applied online, you will receive an acknowledgement to your individual email account.


If you completed a paper application, you will be sent an acknowledgement letter through the post.

Monday 2 March 2020


'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 13 March 2020

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 18 March 2020

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

Thursday 19 March 2020


Appeal forms sent out where requested.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Where parents have not accepted the school place offered for oversubscribed schools, we will withdraw the offer of the school place.

Friday 1 May 2020


Deadline for appeal forms to be returned.

June 2020

Appeals to be heard.

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