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 www.gateshead.gov.uk. 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.