also known as: Admission to Schools, School Admissions, School Places.
How to apply for a school place in Northumberland County
Welcome to Northumberland County Council School Admissions
The information on the Admissions pages is intended to guide you
through the application process. Everything you need to know about
applying for a school place can be found on this website. If you
have any questions or need help with your child’s application for a
school place you can contact the School Admissions
Team (details below) who will be happy to assist you.
To navigate to the appropriate page please click on the image
above or select the appropriate link below:
Admission to First/Primary School please follow this
Admission to Middle, High/Secondary School please follow this
For Admissions In Term (First/Primary, Middle,
High/Secondary) please follow this link.
Parents applying online can check or change their application at
any time up until the deadline and will be advised of the result on
Parents wanting to apply online will need access to an
e-mail account, be resident in Northumberland and your child should
be in the relevant age group (see groups listed
For children in the following groups:
First/Primary School Admissions:
- children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011,
applying for a school place to start school in September 2015
Middle, High and Secondary Admissions:
- children in year 4 of a first school, children
born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, applying for a
middle school place
- children in year 6 of a primary school,
children born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, applying
for a secondary school place
- children in year 8 of a middle school,
children born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002, applying
for a high school place
Middle, High and Secondary Schools
The Online Admissions portal for Middle,High and Secondary
Schools for Admission in September 2015 will open on the 8
September 2014 and close on the 31 October 2014.
For further information regarding admissions (Middle, High and
Secondary) please follow this link to the Admissions (Middle, High and Secondary)
First and Primary Schools
The Online Admissions portal for First and Primary Schools for
Admission in September 2015 will open on the 3 November 2014 and
close on the 15 January 2015.
For further information regarding online admissions
(First/Primary) please follow this link to the Online Admissions (Primary) page.
Parents of children transferring/moving school in September 2015
will have access to the 2015-2016 Admissions Handbooks (Primary and
First) and (Middle, High and Secondary) when they are available in
September 2014. Access to the current 2014-15 Handbooks is below.
The handbooks are designed to assist you when applying for a school
place for your child(ren).
To access Digital Maps - School please click on the image above
or select the link below:
Northumberland County Council has an online system to identify
catchment school. To use the Digital Maps system you can enter your
postcode and select the appropriate First (Primary), Middle or High
(Secondary) School layers.
How to use
Digital Maps - Quick Guide
If you have any problems using this system, please contact
Northumberland County Council telephone number: 0845 600 6400 or
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