Potential missed bin collections due to poor weather - Friday 1 December
Due to the poor weather, we may not be able to collect all bins in the Birtley, Lobley Hill, Wardley and Leam Lane areas on Friday 1 December. We will collect any missed bins as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Primary school admissions September 2024

Please read the admissions information booklet before you apply to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed choice. 

View the information on our website

View the booklet as a PDF (PDF) [770KB] (opens new window)

Apply online

Apply online for your child's school place. Applications must be submitted by 15 January 2024.

Make sure you look at the 'Admission to Primary School' booklet which 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


  • we recommend you apply to 3 schools.  Applying for only 1 school does not improve you chances of gaining a place at this school
  • your child's attendance at a school or private nursery does not guarantee or improve your chances of gaining a place at your chosen school.
  • if you rank a school outside Gateshead as one of your preferences, you must look at the admission policy for that school before submitting your application
  • you must apply by 15 January 2024

Reception and junior admissions timeline

8 September 2023Online system opens for parents to apply 
15 January 2024Closing date for submitting applications
16 April 2024Offer letters and emails sent to parents
3 May 2024Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
June/July 2024Appeals heard

For common issues and questions about admissions see the information section of our admissions guide.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools. Find out about the Education Inspection Framework (opens new window) and how the changes might effect you as a parent/guardian.

Contact us

Education Support Service
School Admissions Team
Floor 2
Civic Centre

0191 433 2756 / 0191 433 2757