This section is aimed at parents and carers of Newcastle children whose children will start in a reception class in September 2015.

Starting school can be an important step for your child and we realise it can be a difficult and stressful time for you both.  Newcastle City Council co-ordinates admissions to all Newcastle state schools and academies and we aim to make the system as simple as possible.

Read the following guidance carefully before making an application for a reception school place. 

The closing date for applications for children due to start school in a reception class in the school year starting in September 2015 is midday (12 noon) 15 January 2015.

Starting school in September 2015

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: 20 August, 2014