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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 2021Online system opens for parents to apply 
31 October 2021Closing date for submitting applications
1 March 2022Offer letters and emails sent to parents
14 March 2022Parents must accept places by this date
1 April 2022Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
May/June 2022Appeals heard

For more information, view our questions about the secondary admissions process.

Ofsted inspections

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.

Additional information

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.

Contact us

The School Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell

0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2756

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