Primary school admissions

The closing date for applying online for a primary school place was 15 January 2018. The online system is now closed for primary, infant and junior school applications.

To submit a late application please contact the School Admissions Team and request a paper application form.

If you apply late you will reduce your chances of gaining a place at your chosen school and you must provide a reason on your application to explain why it is late.  You still need to read the Icon for pdf Admission to Primary School Booklet [563.52KB] before you apply to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed choice.

It contains essential information that will help you in making your child's application, including:

  • admission policies and oversubscription criteria for Gateshead schools;
  • information on how places are offered;
  • the number of applications received and the number of places offered for previous years. 
  • additional information for late applicants

We recommend you apply to three schools. Applying for only one school does not improve you chance of gaining a place at this school.
If you rank a school outside Gateshead as one or more of your preferences you must look at the admission policy for that school before submitting your application.

Admission age ranges for September 2019 

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015Your child is due to start reception class in September 2019. You can apply online for a school place from 10 September 2018 until 15 January 2019.
If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012If your child attends an infant school, they are due to start year 3 in September 2019. You can apply online for a junior school place from 10 September 2018 until 15 January 2019.

Reception and junior admissions timeline

10 September 2018Online system opens for parents to apply 
15 January 2019Closing date for submitting applications
16 April 2019Offer letters and emails sent to parents
30 April 2019Parents must accept places by this date
10 May 2019Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
June/July 2019Appeals 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

0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756

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