Admissions Criteria Arrangements

There is a standard Admissions Policy operated by the Local Authority. 

We have clear procedures for admitting new pupils to the school in order to ensure that their needs are fully understood prior to admission. 

We also aim to ensure that all pupils receive appropriate support on entry and are all treated equally. 

In certain circumstances, the school may need planned time prior to admission in order to ensure that appropriate strategies are in place to cater for exceptional needs and allow full access to educational entitlement. 

Newcastle Local Authority

Admissions for Nursery Classes

The targeted age group for nursery classes attached to schools is pupils who have reached their third birthday on or before 31st August of the year they are admitted.  In 2019/2020 we are also offering a January start for pupils who have reached their 3rd birthday before 31 December 2019.

The nursery can accommodate 26 pupils, for places of 15 hours per week, delivered from 9.00 a.m. – 12 noon. 

Places are allocated using the Local Authority criteria above. Application forms are available from the school office or downloadable below and returnable to the school. 

Admissions for Primary School

Applications for admission to the Reception class up to Year 6 should be made to the Local Education Authority Admissions Section via their website at:

Parents are advised to check the Local Education Authority Policy and dates for applications carefully.

If a class is oversubscribed then we will use the following criteria: 

i) The presence of a brother or sister in our Primary School. 
ii) Any special, social or medical reasons in line with Local Authority Policy for reception classes. 
iii) The address of the child relative to the school. 

New parents are requested to contact the Head Teacher to arrange a visit prior to admission.