Primary School Admissions
We allocate places at our Community Primary, Infant and Junior Schools using our policy below and co-ordinate admissions to our schools using our co-ordinated admission scheme.
The policy is as follows:
Your child will start school at the beginning of the academic year in which they will reach the age of five. (An academic year lasts from 1 September in one year to 31 August in the following year). However In many schools the first year will include an induction period, (a period for your child to get used to school life).
This period may last from September until no later than the end of the October half term holiday. Parents who wish to defer their child’s entry beyond this period must make this request in writing at the time of application for admission to school. Deferred entry must not extend beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s 5th birthday, or beyond the academic year for which the application was accepted. Deferred entry will be considered by us the local authority (LA) in consultation with the Head Teacher and governors of the school.
The closing date for the return of applications is 15 January 2019.
From Monday 10 September 2018 you can apply for a place in a reception or Junior class for admission in September 2019 by applying on-line at www.gateshead.gov.uk you must submit your application by no later than Friday 15 January 2019.
If you live outside of Gateshead and want to apply to a Gateshead school you must obtain an application form from your own Council and return it to them by their closing date or apply through their on-line application system. However you must still consider the information in Gateshead Council’s “Admission to Primary school” booklet so that you know what the admission arrangements are to Gateshead schools. This information is available at www.gateshead.gov.uk . Your own Council will send us notification of your application and they will let you know the final allocation of a school place for your child.
The offer day is 16 April 2019 a letter or email will be sent to parents.
General information and definitions
For information on our admission arrangements and definitions of the terms used in this policy please refer to our “Admission to Primary school” booklet available at www.gateshead.gov.uk The co-ordinated admission scheme and Catchment areas referred to in this policy can also be viewed at Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH and on the website above.