Click here for the latest information on school vacancies. This shows the latest information available to the local authority on 18 July 2014 on the availability of spaces in different year groups in schools across Newcastle. If the data changes significantly we will publish an updated vacancy report. Please read the notes on the attached report for more information.

If you wish to apply for a reception class place, you must now complete a paper application form. The closing date for reception places for September 2014 was midday on 15 January 2014.  Online applications are now closed.  All forms received after 15 January will be classed as late and will not be processed until after places have been offered to children who applied on time. The offer date for on time applications is 16 April 2014. Click here to download the paper application form.

Starting school in September 2014

If you have a child born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 then this section explains how to apply for a reception class place.


Before you apply read the following guidance and admission policies for each school you are interested in.

You must also consider the offers made last year as this gives a realistic idea of your child's chances of getting a place these are found in the booklet using the link below.

The closing date for applications for children due to start school in a reception class in the school year starting in September 2014 is midday (12 noon) 15 January 2014

Other information

Help and advice

If you would like further information and advice before, during or after the offers process, this website will always contain the most up to date information. You can also contact the Admissions and Information service on 0191 278 7878 (ask for school admissions) or email

What else should you consider

Have you considered free school meals, home to school transport and school uniforms? Take a look at the other information relating to school admissions

Download a full version of the admissions guidance

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Page last updated: 10 April, 2014