If you received an offer of a school place to transfer to middle, secondary or high school in September 2013, it is essential that you contact us and confirm you accept the offer. Otherwise places in popular schools will be removed and reallocated to families on the waiting list. Please also tell us if you do not want the place. Phone us on 0191 278 7878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your child’s name and date of birth.
National offer day for transfer places in middle, secondary and high schools for September was 1 March 2013. Since then, we have run two waiting list processes to reallocate places which became available after offer day, and we have also processed all late applications. All children living in Newcastle who are eligible to transfer to middle, secondary or high school in September should now have been offered a place.
If you live in Newcastle and your child is due to transfer schools in September and you have not received an offer from us, please contact us on 0191 278 7878.
If you received an offer and have not yet confirmed you wish to accept it, please contact us on 0191 278 7878 or the place may be removed and reallocated.
If you have been offered a school place which was not at your preferred school and you have any concerns or questions, we suggest you contact the school and arrange to visit and talk to them to find out how the school can meet your child’s needs. Please be aware that many schools are full for September and alternative places are limited. If you ask to change to a school further away than the one we have offered you, your child is unlikely to be eligible for free home to school travel.
From 15 April, transfer places that become available will be allocated as and when they occur. You are on the waiting lists for any school that you ranked as a higher preference than the one you were offered, and we will contact you if a preferred place becomes available. Please do not contact us to ask about positions on waiting lists as we will not provide this information. Rankings on waiting lists can go up or down as new applications are received and processed. By law, admission authorities cannot treat an application less favourably because it is received late.
You do have the right of appeal for higher preference schools. See our appeals page for information.
Please be aware that phone lines are likely to be very busy and we apologise for any delays you may experience in getting through to speak to our team. We suggest you use our automated voicemail, online or email services where possible.
Please note: 31 October 2012 was the closing date for applications to transfer to a secondary school in September 2013. Please click here for further information on how to apply for a transfer place after the closing date.
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.
Phone our Families Information Service on 0191 278 7878 or email email@example.com. We offer impartial support and one to one assistance through the application process.
Help with your online application
For tips to help you to complete your online application, see our online guide
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
Page last updated: 9 May, 2013