The admission arrangements for the school academic year starting in September 2015 have been formally agreed in accordance with the statutory process for determining admission arrangements for all maintained schools in Newcastle.
All local authorities are required by the School Admissions (Co-ordination of Admissions Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 to have a scheme in place each year for coordinating admission arrangements for all maintained schools and academies (except special schools and nursery schools) within their area.
To view the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for 2015/16 click here.
All admission authorities are required by law to agree and publish an admission policy by 1 May each year to explain how school places will be allocated in the following academic year. The policy should set out the rules that the admission authority will follow when more parents apply for school places than there are places available. Once the policy is agreed, the admission authority must follow the rules they have set or they will be breaking the law. The policy also explains how parents can appeal if their application is refused.
Newcastle City Council is the admission authority for community schools in the city and is responsible for determining the admission policy for these schools. The admission authority for a Foundation Trust school, faith school or academy is the governing body of that school.
To view the admission policies for Newcastle community schools, click on the links below
- Admission policy for primary school 2015 (PDF)
- Admission policy for secondary school 2015 (PDF)
- Admission policy for sixth form schools 2015 (PDF)
The admission policies for own admission authority schools (including Academies, Foundation Trusts and Faith schools) will be published on the individual schools' websites. You can find the list of schools in the schools section of our website.
Following publication, any objections to admission arrangements should be sent by the statutory deadline of 30 June 2014 to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG.