Reception entry applications
National Offers Day 16th April 2021:
1 November 2020
Online Admissions Portal for First and Primary school admissions. is open to view.
You need to register as a new user if you haven't used the Portal before. If you've forgotten your password, click on forgotten password link) - (for late applications see below). You must complete an application for a place in a Reception class even if your child attends the school nursery or pre-school setting.
Please be aware there are two school in Ponteland with similar names and addresses. Ponteland Primary (Pele Trust) and Ponteland Community Primary (previously Ponteland Middle School). Make sure you are careful about which school you select.
leaflet on how to apply and portal user guidance to help you with your application
15 January 2021
Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority
16 April 2021
National Offer Day. E-mails sent to those parents who applied online and who requested to be informed by email.
Parents who applied on a paper form will have a letter sent out to them today
2 May 2021
Deadline for parents to refuse the school place.
8 May 2021
Any places that become available are allocated in criteria order (on time applicants)
29 May 2021
31 December 2021
No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.
Frequently asked Questions
Please be aware that if you are applying for a school that has transport implications, the Council works within the Home to School Travel and Transport Policy. For further information, you can visit the School Transport Webpage.
If you return your application after 15 January 2020 your application will be considered as late unless exceptional circumstances exist. You should be aware that this will reduce your chance of being allocated a place at your preferred school.
Parents returning their application after 15 January 2020 must give a reason why their application was late.
If the application is submitted before 14 February 2020, the Admission Authority will consider your reasons and - if they are exceptional - they will consider your application along with those received on time (please ensure you provide supplementary evidence).
Applications which are not deemed to be exceptional will not be processed until after 16 April 2020.
If you are applying late, the portal will be closed and you will need to complete the form below:
Link to online Schools Application Form
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