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Primary school admissions 2017


Primary school offers – 18 April 2017

If you live in Gateshead and applied online for your child’s primary or junior school place, you will receive an email on 18 April 2017 confirming what school your child has been offered.

All applicants that live in Gateshead will also receive a letter confirming their offer.  As it is a bank holiday weekend, letters will be posted second class on Thursday 13 April 2017. 

Acceptance of a school place

If you wish to accept the school place you are offered you must sign the acceptance slip enclosed with your letter and return it to The School Admissions Team by Wednesday 3 May 2017. 

If you are refused

If your child is refused a place at one or more of the schools you requested, your letter will explain what the next steps are and how you can appeal against the decision and also be placed on the school(s) waiting list. 

Additional information

Please note that the school admissions team are unavailable from Friday 14 April 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017 due to the bank holiday weekend.

The office will reopen on Tuesday 18 April 2017 however we are unable to confirm offers verbally over the telephone and you must wait for your letter or email.

Apply online

The primary school online admissions system has now closed. To apply for a primary school place for September 2017 please contact the school admissions team on the numbers below.

Information booklet

Booklet to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed choice. 

Read the information booklet (pdf, 406Kb)


Admission age ranges for the September 2017 intake

Gateshead has a mix of infant, junior and all-through primary schools (3-11 or 4-11 years). 

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 Admission to primary / infant school in September 2017 (Reception class)
If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 20010 Admission to junior school in September 2017 (Year 3)

Information and resources 

Contact us

School Organisation and Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell

Phone: 0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756