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School admissions update

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and following government advice, unfortunately we are unable to continue to work on any school admissions processes at this time.

There will be no staff in the office to answer telephone enquiries therefore, should you have any queries, I would ask parents to contact us only by email at and only if your query is urgent. Please be aware that due to having to work remotely we may be limited in the responses we can give.

We are currently waiting for government guidance on how to proceed, however the current situation is as follows:

Secondary school admissions - Year 7 intake for September 2020

No reallocation process was carried out on the 23 March 2020. This will resume once schools reopen.

Primary school admissions - Reception intake for September 2020

Primary National Offer Day will be going ahead as planned. Applicants will receive a letter on or around 16 April 2020 confirming which school their child has been offered. We will also try to send emails on the morning of 16 April 2020 to applicants that applied online. As school admissions staff are working remotely, we cannot confirm the emails will send successfully. If you do not receive an email, please wait for your letter through the post.

In year school transfers

As schools are closed for an indefinite period ‚Äčof time we will not be processing any in year transfer requests until further notice.

School admission appeals

In light of the exceptional circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we have made the decision to postpone all school admission appeal hearings until further notice.

Clearly this is an unprecedented situation and I would assure you that school admissions, in-year transfers and school appeals will be dealt with as soon as we are in a position to do so. Thank you for your understanding during this extremely difficult time.

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Find out how to apply for your child's primary school place.
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Find out how to apply for your child's secondary school place.
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Transferring your child between schools or for admissions after the start of the academic year.
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Find out more about applying for a nursery school place in Gateshead.
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Find out which school's catchment area you are in.
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Agreed admissions arrangements, policies and number of places available for schools in Gateshead

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