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 2017.

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Our guidance for transfers 2017 is split into three easy to follow sections

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 2016. 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.

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 2017

1 September 2016 Apply online from this date.
31 October 2016 Deadline for all applications to be received is midday (12 noon).
25 November 2016 Last date for you to tell us about exceptional circumstances, such as a house move or loss of sibling link, for it to be considered in the process for 1 March 2017
1 March 2017 National offer day. Login online to see your offer. Alternatively we will post letters second class today to paper applicants.
15 March 2017 Deadline to accept offer. If you do not respond, we may remove the place and reallocate it to another child.
20 March 2017 First waiting list run to reallocate places that have become available.
27 March 2017 Deadline to submit late changes or late applications to be considered in second waiting list run.
7 April 2017 Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.
10 April 2017 Second waiting list run to reallocate places that have become available. Late applicants will be made offers today.

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Page last updated: 
7 October 2016
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