Potential missed bin collections due to poor weather - Friday 1 December
Due to the poor weather, we may not be able to collect all bins in the Birtley, Lobley Hill, Wardley and Leam Lane areas on Friday 1 December. We will collect any missed bins as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Admissions to Primary school September 2024

Admission to Primary School (2024)


The information provided here relates to the academic year 2023 to 2024, which begins in September 2023. The contents are correct at the time of publication but there may be changes before the start of or during the academic year. These changes could be the result of changes in the law or in our policy.

This booklet is intended to provide you with all the information you will need to apply for a school place for your child.

Gateshead Council, recognises that your child's education is one of the most important aspects of their life. It influences their formative years and their future. We know how important it is that you receive as much information as possible about the school admissions process. We hope that this booklet provides you with the information you need to know in order to apply for a school place for your child.

We recommend that you apply for a school place using Gateshead Councils online school admissions system where you can also access all the information within this section.

You can also access more information about a school by visiting the schools website or council's website. You can access school performance tables (opens new window) and school Ofsted inspection reports (opens new window).

If required you can also contact the schools to arrange a visit before you apply.

The academic year operates from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024.

Applying online

If you have any problems applying online contact the School Admissions Team using the contact details below.

Different formats

If you require a copy of this information in large print, Braille, audio tape or another language contact the School Admissions Team using the contact details below.

Contact us

Education Support Service
School Admissions Team
Floor 2
Civic Centre

0191 433 2756 / 0191 433 2757