Secondary school admissions
September 2018 school admissions
Applications for September 2018 secondary school places are now open.
Apply for a secondary school place online
Applications close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
We will send an acknowledgement email by the end of December 2017 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, read the
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If you need to speak to someone about school admissions, please contact the School Admissions team on 0191 424 7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School open evenings
Date and time
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 4 October 2017, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 20 September 2017, 6pm - 8pm
Monday 18 September 2017, 6pm - 8pm
Mortimer Community College
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 6pm - 8pm
South Shields School
Thursday 21 September 2017, 6pm - 8pm
St Joseph's Catholic Academy
Thursday 5 October 2017, 6pm - 8pm
St Wilfrid's RC College
Tuesday 19 September 2017, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Whitburn Church of England Academy
Thursday 28 September 2017, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
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.