Reception entry applications
National Offers Day 19 April 2022:
1 November 2021
Online Admissions Portal for First and Primary school admissions is now closed. Please see below for late applications.
(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 2022
Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority
19 April 2022
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 2022
Deadline for parents to refuse the school place.
8 May 2022
Any places that become available are allocated in criteria order (on time applicants)
29 May 2022
31 December 2022
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.
All schools and academies in Northumberland must formally agree their admission arrangements for the 2022/23 academic year. Copies of which can be found here under related documents.
If you return your application after 15 January 2022 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 2022 must give a reason why their application was late.
If the application is submitted before 14 February 2022, 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 19 April 2022.
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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