Faith schools have a religious basis and serve their local community. Anyone can apply for a place at a faith school but be aware that priority for admission is usually given to children of their faith.
The admission rules for faith schools are different to those for community schools.
Each faith school has its own admission policy. You are advised to carefully read the admission criteria before you apply. See individual faith schools to read each policy.
Admissions to faith schools are the responsibility of the school governing body. The local authority co-ordinates the admissions process for faith schools and will forward the applications on to the school governing body. If there are more applications than places available, the governors will apply their admission rules and allocate places accordingly, up to the specified admission number.
The governors of faith schools decide the policy for allocating places at their school. Details of the admission rules for each faith school can be found on the individual schools pages. Also consider offers made last year.
Faith schools make their own admission decisions. They have different oversubscription criteria and may use different definitions. These are described in their admission policies.
Apply now: Newcastle residents can apply online for places at faith schools. You can apply for both faith schools and community schools on the same application form. Do I need to provide any evidence?
If you are applying for a school place for faith reasons, the school may ask you to provide evidence of faith.
This can be a certificate of baptism, letter of support from a minister or faith leader, letter from a mosque or suitable equivalent.
Schools will contact you direct for this information. It is therefore important that the information on your application form (such as address and telephone number) is correct and up to date. Please ensure that you submit this information in the timescale requested by the school.
Next step: How do I apply?
Page last updated: 30 August, 2012