Secondary school admissions

The closing date for applying online for a secondary school place was 31 October 2018.  The online system is now closed for secondary applications.  

If you wish to submit a late application please contact the School Admissions Team and request a paper application form.

If you apply late you will reduce your chances of gaining a place at your chosen school and you must provide a reason on your application to explain why it is late.  You still need to read the Icon for pdf Admission to Secondary School booklet [402.53KB] before you apply to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed choice. It 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. 
  • additional information for late applicants

We recommend you apply to three schools. Applying for only one school does not improve you chance of gaining a place at this school.

If you rank a school outside Gateshead as one or more of your preferences you must look at the admission policy for that school before submitting your application.

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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