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Secondary school admissions

The deadline has passed to apply online for your child's secondary school place. Please contact the school admissions team on:

  • 0191 433 2757
  • 0191 433 2109
  • 0191 433 2756

Make sure you look at the Icon for pdf Admission to secondary school booklet [360.14KB] before you apply. It contains essential information, including:

  • admission policies
  • the criteria that will be used if a school is oversubscribed
  • information on how places are offered
  • the number of applications received for previous years
  • the number of places offered for previous years
  • details of the last distance offered

You may want to attend Icon for pdf secondary school open evenings [63.91KB] before you apply. 


  • we recommend you apply to three schools - applying for only one school does not improve your chance of being offered a place at the school
  • check all the details you enter on your form are correct, including the details of any older siblings your child may have, already attending the school you apply to
  • you must complete the 'Faith details' section of the form if you apply to a Catholic school
  • we cannot guarantee your child a place at any school you apply to, even if they live in the catchment area or have a sibling already at the school, as this will depend upon the number of applications the school receives
  • If any of your preferences is for a school outside Gateshead, please ensure you read their admission policy and arrangements before you apply
  • you must submit your application by 31 October 2019

Admission age range September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009.

Your child is due to start year 7 at secondary school in September 2020. You can apply online for a secondary school place from 9 September 2019 to 31 October 2019.

Secondary admissions timeline

9 September 2019Online system opens for parents to apply 
31 October 2019Closing date for submitting applications
2 March 2020Offer letters and emails sent to parents
13 March 2020Parents must accept places by this date
23 March 2020Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
May/June 2020Appeals heard

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

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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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