This information is for parents of children who need to move or start a new school outside of the usual times. This includes:
if your child needs to move after the school year has started (the school year starts in September)
if your child needs to move when they are part-way through primary or secondary (children usually start a new school in reception, year 3 and year 7)
These are known as in-year admissions.
This may be because:
you have moved into South Tyneside
you already live in South Tyneside but wish to change your child's school
South Tyneside Council organises in-year admissions for all schools in South Tyneside.
Fair Access Protocol
Our Fair Access Protocol is in place to make sure that children who haven't been able to get a school place through the usual process, especially the most vulnerable children, are offered a place at a suitable school as soon as possible.