Primary school admissions

Primary school offers - 16 April 2019

If you live in Gateshead and have applied online for your child's school place, you will receive an email on 16 April 2019 confirming what school your child has been offered. We are unable to advise what time on 16 April 2019 you will receive your email.

All applicants that live in Gateshead will also receive a letter confirming their offer. Letters will be sent second class on 15 April 2019. We cannot guarantee what day you will receive your letter as this is dependant upon the postal delivery service in your area.

We are unable to confirm offers over the telephone, you must wait for your letter or email.

Acceptance of a school place

If you wish to accept the school place you are offered you must sign the acceptance slip enclosed with your letter and return it to the school admissions team by 30 April 2019.

If you are refused

If your child is refused a place at one or more of the schools your requested, your letter will explain what the next steps are and how you can appeal against the decision and also be placed on the schools(s) waiting list.

Additional information

The school admissions team are unable to confirm offers verbally over the telephone. You must wait for your letter or email.

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
NE9 5UR

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

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