Toggle menu

School admission arrangements 2025/26

Following a consultation process, all schools and academies in Gateshead have determined their admission arrangements with effect from September 2025. Below you will find the agreed Admissions Arrangements, Policies and number of places available for schools in Gateshead for September 2025/26. 

Admission Policy and Oversubscription Criteria for Community Schools (including academies) 

Community Primary Schools Admission Policy 2025 (Word doc) [18KB] (opens new window)
Community Secondary Schools Admission Policy 2025 (Word doc) [19KB] (opens new window)
Grace College Admission Policy 2025 (PDF) [346KB] (opens new window)
Whickham School Admission Policy 2025 (Word doc) [55KB] (opens new window)
XP Gateshead Admission Policy 2025 (PDF) [59KB] (opens new window)

Number of places available at each school

Primary Academy planned admission numbers 2025 (Word doc) [41KB] (opens new window)
Community Primary planned admission numbers 2025 (Word doc) [16KB] (opens new window)
Secondary school planned admission numbers 2025 (Word doc) [38KB] (opens new window)

How school places are offered (known as the co-ordinated admissions scheme)

Primary Scheme 2025 (Word doc) [31KB] (opens new window)
Secondary Scheme 2025 (Word doc) [31KB] (opens new window)

Admission Policy and oversubscription criteria for Voluntary Aided and Church of England schools, including number of places available

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Joseph's RC Primary School, Highfield Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [34KB]
St Joseph's RC Infant School, Birtley Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [36KB]
St Joseph's RC Junior School, Birtley Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Mary and St Thomas Blaydon Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [42KB]
St Mary Primary School Whickham Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [37KB]
St Oswald's Catholic Primary School Wrekenton Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Peter's Catholic Primary School Low Fell Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School, Dunston Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [39KB]
St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Old Ford Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [45KB]
Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Wrekenton Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [46KB]
Cardinal Hume Catholic Sixth Form, Wrekenton Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [40KB]
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [35KB]
St Agnes Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [42KB]
St Alban's Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [36KB]
St Anne's Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [32KB]
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [38KB]
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Blaydon Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [41KB]
St Aidan's Church of England Primary School Admissions Policy 25/26 (Word doc) [188KB]

How to make an objection

You can find out information about making an objection on The Office of the Schools Adjudicator website (opens new window).

Contact us

Education Support Service
The School Admissions Team
Floor 2
Civic Centre
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 3909 / 2756 / 8591

schooladmissions@gateshead.gov.uk