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.

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 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 2018Online system opens for parents to apply 
31 October 2018Closing date for submitting applications
1 March 2019Offer letters and emails sent to parents
15 March 2019Parents must accept places by this date
22 March 2019Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
May/June 2019Appeals heard

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

Contact us

The School Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell

0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756

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