Secondary school admissions
Secondary school offers - 1 March 2019
If you live in Gateshead and applied online for your child's secondary school place, you will receive an email on 1 March 2019 confirming what school your child has been offered. We are unable to advise what time on 1 March 2019 you will receive your email.
All applicants that live n Gateshead will also receive a letter confirming their offer. Letters will be sent second class on 27 February 2019, however 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 Friday 15 March 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.
The School Admissions Team are unable to confirm offers verbally over the telephone. You must wait for your letter or email.
Admission age range September 2019
|If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.|
Your child is due to start year 7 at secondary school in September 2019. You can apply online for a secondary school place from 10 September 2018 to 31 October 2018.
Secondary admissions timeline
|10 September 2018||Online system opens for parents to apply|
|31 October 2018||Closing date for submitting applications|
|1 March 2019||Offer letters and emails sent to parents|
|15 March 2019||Parents must accept places by this date|
|22 March 2019||Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list|
|May/June 2019||Appeals heard|
For more information, view our questions about the secondary admissions process.
The School Admissions Team
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756