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.
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 2014||Admission 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 2011||Admission 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 2017||Information available on council's website, online system opens for parents to apply online|
|15 January 2018||Closing date for submitting applications|
|16 April 2018||Offer letters and emails sent to parents|
|3 May 2018||Parents must accept places by this date|
|12 May 2018||Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list|
|June/July 2018||Appeals heard|
For more information, view our questions about the primary school admissions process.
The School Admissions Team
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756