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.
This guidance is aimed at parents and carers of Newcastle children whose children will transfer to middle, secondary or high schools in September 2016.
If your enquiry is about an existing or new application for a transfer place or other year group for academic year 2015/16, you should read our guidance about applying as an In Year applicant.
Our guidance for transfers 2016 is split into three easy to follow sections
- Information and advice on making an application for a transfer place for September 2016
- Offer day and beyond
- Frequently asked questions
We will also publish news and updates during the year in our news section.
The closing date for on time applications is midday (12 noon) 31 October 2015. If parents miss this deadline, your child's application will be classed as late and will be processed after the applications received on time. See the table below for timescales.
To apply as a late applicant, you can either apply online or download and complete a late transfer application form (pdf, 99.4kb). Please note if you wish to change your preferences after 31 October, any new form will cancel and replace your original application and will be processed as late. For more information on late changes, read the guidance in the frequently asked questions section.
Key dates for September 2016
|1 September 2015||Apply online from today.|
|31 October 2015||Deadline for applications is midday.|
|1 March 2016||National offer day. Login online to see your offer. Alternatively we will post letters second class today to paper applicants.|
|15 March 2016||Deadline to accept offer. If you do not respond, we may remove the place and reallocate it to another child.|
|21 March 2016||First waiting list run to reallocate places that have become available.|
|4 April 2016||Deadline to submit late changes or late applications to be considered in second waiting list run.|
|7 April 2016||Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard before the end of term.|
|25 April 2016||Second waiting list run to reallocate places that have become available. Late applicants will be made offers today.|
You may also find the following useful
- Applying for school places in year
- Applying for post 16 study (school sixth forms)
- Applying for reception places
- Published arrangements for admission to Newcastle schools
- Glossary of admission terms (pdf, 41.1kb)
- Statutory annual admissions report
- Free home to school travel