This section is aimed at parents and carers of Newcastle children whose children will transfer from first, primary or middle school in September 2015. 

Moving 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. For latest news about the process, please see the news feed below.

Students will be notified of their school place after national offer day on 2 March 2015. For more detail on when and how you find out, go to Offer day and beyond. If you applied online, you can accept or reject your place online by logging into School Admissions Online 

The closing date for applications for children due to transfer to middle, secondary or high school in the school year starting in September 2015 was 31 October 2014. You can still apply for a place now but your application will be treated as late and processed after those received on time.

Read the following guidance carefully before making an application for a transfer place. Click here to apply for a school place.

Transferring to middle, secondary or high school in September 2015

It should not be assumed that there will be no changes affecting the relevant arrangements.

Other information

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

Help and advice

If you would like further information and advice before, during or after the offers process, please return to this section of the website. For latest news about the process, please see the news feed below.

Some of the words or terms may be unfamiliar to you, like "admission authority" or "state school".  Our glossary of terms will provide an explaination of what most of these terms mean.

Contact us

Email: or phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for School Admissions.

Writing to: Admissions and Information Service, Newcastle City Council, Room 225 Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH. 

If your child does not live in Newcastle, you should contact your own local authority for advice on applying for a school place, see neighbouring local authority.

Download a full version of the admissions guidance

Other information:

Page last updated: 30 July, 2015