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Primary school admissions 2017


The closing date for submitting applications for entry into reception class starting in September 2017 was 15 January 2017. Parents were notified of the outcome of their application on the national offer date 18 April 2017.

Acceptance of a school place

Parents wishing to accept the school place offered should have returned their acceptance slips to the school admissions team by 3 May 2017.

Not happy about the school place offered?

The letter you received on 18 April 2017 should have explained the waiting list and appeals process.    

Haven’t yet applied for a primary school place for 2017?

If you have not yet applied for a primary school place starting September in 2017 and wish to submit a late application, please complete primary school application form (71Kb) and return it to the address on the back of the form as soon as possible. You cannot apply online.

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