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Secondary school admissions 2017

The closing date for submitting applications for entry into year 7 starting in September 2017 was 31 October 2016.  Parents were notified of the outcome of their application on the national offer date 1 March 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 15 March  2017.  

Not happy about the school place offered?

The letter you received on 1 March 2017 should have explained the waiting list and appeals process.   

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

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


The secondary school admissions  is now closed. To apply for a secondary 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, 392Kb)   


Gateshead has nine secondary schools across the borough. 

Admission age range for the September 2017 intake

If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 Admission to secondary school in September 2017 (Year 7)

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