Admissions Information

Joining our Nursery
We always love to welcome prospective parents and carers to our school, and we would love to have the opportunity to show you around so you can see for yourself what a great school we have. If you would like to arrange a visit to school, please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Fairlamb in the school office (0191 4102975 and we will arrange a time that suits you. 
If you would like your child to attend the Academy's nursery, please contact the school office in the first instance. 

Primary School Admissions Policy

As our Nursery and Reception classes work very closely together, the transition for children into Primary School is very smooth. We have capacity for 210 pupils from Reception to Year 6, with 30 children in each year group. 

Information packs containing application forms for Primary places are distributed by the Local Authority in the Autumn term. Parents are required to return a completed form directly to School Organisation & Admissions at Gateshead Council, not to the school. Applications can also be made on-line at The Local Authority (Gateshead Council) is the admissions authority and they will issue receipts for completed forms and advise parents if their application has been successful.  The school have no access to this information.

Children who have not attended our Nursery are invited to make as many visits as is felt necessary, accompanied by parents.

Parents of new starters are invited to an Open Evening where they will meet the staff, explore the classroom and outdoor environment, receive more information about the School, including details of our staggered entry system. This is also an excellent opportunity to complete relevant school contact forms etc.


Depending on the availability of places, mid-year transitions can be arranged for children moving into the area or changing school etc. The first point of contact is with the school office to discuss whether or not the school can accommodate the transfer prior to contacting the Local Authority.

Free school meals are immediately available for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

We also adhere to the Local Authority ‘Fair Access Process’ which supports and manages the transfer of some pupils between schools. If your family qualify for this process this will be discussed during the application process.
We manage our own admissions to our Nursery, and our policy is included below alongside an application form. The process of applying for a place for nursery has changed for the September 2017 intake due to the introduction of the tested 30 hour entitlement. More information on how to apply and who may be eligible can be found here:
We are currently working on our new admissions policy for early years to ensure access is fair and transparent to all. Until the policy is published, if you have any questions relating to the admissions procedure for nursery 2017, please contact Clare Davis at school. (
Last updated May 2019