Primary school admissions

If you live in Gateshead and applied online for your child's primary/junior school place you will received an email on 16 April 2018 confirming what school your child has been offered along with a letter which you will have received through the post. 

If you submitted a paper application form you will not receive an email, however you will receive a letter.

Letters were posted second class on Friday 13 April 2018.

If you do not want to wait for your email or letter you can log into your online account from 9am on Monday 16 April 2018 to find out what school your child has been offered. You will need your log in details to access your account. If you do not know what your log in details are you will not be able to access your account and we are unable to reset these details for you - therefore you will have to wait for your email or letter.

If you are refused a place at any of your chosen schools, your letter will provide information about the appeals and waiting list process and what to do next.

Please do not telephone the School Admissions Team to find out the outcome of your child's school application, as they will not disclose this information over the telephone. You must wait for your letter or email.

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Admission age ranges for the September 2018 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 2013 and 31 August 2014Admission to primary/infant school in September 2018 (Reception class). You can apply online for a school place between 8 September 2017 - 15 January 2018
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011Admission to junior school in September 2018 (Year 3). You can apply online for a junior school place between 8 September 2017 - 15 January 2018

Reception and junior admissions timeline

8 September 2017Information available on council's website, online system opens for parents to apply online
15 January 2018Closing date for submitting applications
16 April 2018Offer letters and emails sent to parents
3 May 2018Parents must accept places by this date
12 May 2018Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
June/July 2018Appeals heard

For more information, view our questions about the primary school admissions process.

Contact us

The School Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell
NE9 5UR

0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756
schooladmissions@gateshead.gov.uk

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