Secondary school admissions
Secondary School National Offer Day - 1 March 2022
If you live in Gateshead and applied online for your child's secondary school place, you will receive an email on 1 March 2022 confirming which school your child has been offered.
All applicants who live in Gateshead will also receive a letter confirming their offer. Letters will be posted first class on Monday 28 February 2022. We cannot guarantee what day you will receive your letter as this will depend on the postal service in your area.
How to accept the place offered
If you applied on a paper application form, you must complete and return the form attached to your letter by 14 March 2022 to confirm if you wish to accept this place.
If you applied online, you must log onto the parent portal to accept the place offered. You can do this by clicking on the link contained in the email that you will receive on 1 March 2022. You will need the email address and password you created when you first applied for your place.
Alternatively if you applied online, log in to Parent Portal from 1 March 2022 to accept your place.
If you have been refused a place at your chosen school(s)
If your child is refused a place at one or more of the schools you requested, your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list for these schools. We will contact you if a place becomes available for your child from the waiting list. The letter you receive will also explain what the next steps are and how you can appeal against the decision to refuse your child a place. Please await your letter for further information.
Admission age ranges September 2022
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. Your child is due to start year 7 at secondary school in September 2022.
Secondary admissions timeline
|10 September 2021||Online system opens for parents to apply|
|31 October 2021||Closing date for submitting applications|
|1 March 2022||Offer letters and emails sent to parents|
|14 March 2022||Parents must accept places by this date|
|1 April 2022||Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list|
|May/June 2022||Appeals heard|
For more information, view our questions about the secondary admissions process.
Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools. Find out about the Education Inspection Framework and how the changes might effect you as a parent/guardian.
The School Admissions Team are unable to confirm offers verbally over the telephone, please do not contact them for this reason, you must wait for your letter/email.
The School Admissions Team
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2756