Yr 5 (Middle), Yr 7 (Secondary), Yr 9 (High) entry applications

Yr 5 (Middle), Yr 7 (Secondary), Yr 9 (High) entry applications

admissions,school admissions information information for parents of children going into Yr 5 (Middle), Yr 7 (Secondary), Yr 9 (High).

Timetable for middle, high and secondary schools

Thursday 12 September 2019 Application process opens 

Online Admissions Portal  can be accessed here
(All parents need to register on the portal as a new user)
(for late applications see below)
leaflet on how to apply
Thursday 31 October 2019  Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority
Monday 2 March 2020 
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
Monday 16 March 2020 Deadline for parents to refuse the school place.
Monday 23 March 2020 Any places that become available are allocated in criteria order (on time applicants)
Friday 17 April 2020 All remaining places allocated on a first come first serve basis 
Thursday 31 December 2020 No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.
If you return your application after 31 October 2019 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 31 October 2019 must give a reason why their application was ‘Late’.

If the application is submitted before 22 November 2019, the Admission Authority will consider your reasons and if they are exceptional 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 2 March 2020.  You will not be notified of the outcome of your late application until after 20 April 2020

If you are applying late the portal will be closed and you need to complete the form below:

Link to online Schools Application Form

Monday 2 March 2020 is national offer day for September 2020 middle, hgh and secondary school places.

Due to the high number of offers, school admissions will be unable to accept all phone calls. Calls will be managed mainly by the northumberland council contact centre staff. 


If you applied online you can log on to the Portal on the 2 March and find out the school your child has been offered, you will also receive an email confirming the offer.

If you applied on a paper form you will be informed by letter which will be posted to you on the 2 March 2020 by second class post.

If you are refused a place at your preferred school/s you will receive a refusal letter posted to you by second class post on the 2 March 2020. This will contain important information about why you were refused and what the next steps are, and how to appeal. It should also tell you where you have been offered a place.

Please do not phone School Admissions.

We will not be able to give you any information over the phone. 

If you have any further queries you can email School Admissions at schooladmissions@northumberland.gov.uk.

Due to the high volume of emails we will receive it may take up to 10 working days to respond to your email.