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Primary school admissions 2018


The closing date to apply for a primary school place was 15 January 2018. If you want to submit a late application you will need to contact the School Admissions Team on 0191 433 275 and request a paper form.

What happens next

Following the submission of your primary school application form, your request will be processed and you will be notified of the outcome of your application on or around 16 April 2018.

If you have ranked a Catholic school as one or more of your preferences, they will write to you to request evidence of your child’s religion. If you have applied to more than one Catholic school, you will receive more than one request for proof of your child’s religion. It is important that you provide all evidence requested by the date indicated by the school, as failure to do so could result in your child’s application being considered in a lower category than it actually is and this may jeopardise your chances of gaining a place at this school.

Offer date

National offer date for primary schools is on or around 16 April 2018 and an offer letter will be posted to your home address. Applicants that applied online will also receive an email on or around 1 March 2018 confirming the outcome of their application. 

If you are refused a place at any of your chosen schools, your letter will provide information about the appeals and waiting list process and what to do next.

Admission age ranges for the September 2018 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 2013 and 31 August 2014. Admission to primary/infant school in September 2018 (Reception class). You can apply online for a school place between 8 September 2017 - 15 January 2018.
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. Admission to junior school in September 2018 (Year 3). You can apply online for a junior school place between 8 September 2017 - 15 January 2018.

Information and resources 

Contact us

The School Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell

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