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Key dates and late applications

Timetable for middle and high schools

Middle and High School Admissions Timetable
Date Action

Friday 8 September 2017

Instructions on how to apply issued to parents, Online applications available.

Friday 27 October 2017

Common application forms to be returned to the Access Team or completed online.

Monday 20 November 2017

Details of preferences to be sent to schools which are their own admission authority. Exchange preference data with other LA's

Thursday 1 March 2018

Notifications sent to parents.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Deadline for parents to accept the school place. Also the last date for parents to request to place a child on waiting list.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Any places that become available are allocated in priority order.

Monday 31 December 2018

No waiting lists held after this date.

Timetable for first and primary schools

First and Primary School Admissions Timetable
Date Action

Friday 8 September 2017

Instructions on how to apply issued to parents, Online applications available.

Friday 12 January 2018

Common application forms to be returned to the Access Team or completed online.

Friday 2 February 2018

Details of preferences to be sent to schools which are their own admission authority. Exchange preference data with other LA's

Monday 16 April 2018

Notifications sent to parents.

Friday 27 April 2018

Deadline for parents to accept the school place. Also the last date for parents to request to place a child on waiting list.

Monday 7 May 2018

Any places that become available are allocated in priority order.

Monday 31 December 2018

No waiting lists held after this date.

Late applications for middle and high schools

If you return your application after 27 October 2017 your application will be considered as ‘Late’ unless exceptional circumstances exist. You should be aware that this will reduce your chance of gaining a place at your preferred school. Parents returning their application after 27 October 2017 must give a reason why their application was ‘Late’.

The Local Authority will consider your reasons and if they are exceptional will consider your application along with those received on time. Applications received before 5 January 2018 for a good reason or in exceptional circumstances may be considered. Examples of what may be considered as a good reason or exceptional circumstances include when a family has just moved into the North Tyneside area (proof of ownership or tenancy agreement will be required), other cases may be considered and each case decided on its own merits.

Applications which are not deemed to be exceptional will not be processed until after 1 March 2018. However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 1 March at their catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school measured by straight line distance.

Most parents who were refused a place last year were as a result of applying late. We do not keep places back for late applicants who already have older child/children attending the preferred school.

If you decide not to complete an application you will not be sent a reminder letter. On 1 March 2018 your child will be allocated a place at your catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school with a vacancy measured by straight line distance from a single fixed central point of the home address (including flats) to the central point of the school using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and the Council’s GIS/ONE system.

If you decide not to complete an application you will not be sent a reminder letter. On 1 March 2018 your child will be allocated a place at your catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school with a vacancy measured by straight line distance from a single fixed central point of the home address (including flats) to the central point of the school using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and the Council’s GIS/ONE system.

 

Late applications for first and primary schools

If you return your application after 12 January 2018 your application will be considered as ‘Late’ unless exceptional circumstances exist. You should be aware that this will reduce your chance of gaining a place at your preferred school. Parents returning their application after 12 January 2018 must give a reason why their application was ‘Late’.

The Local Authority will consider your reasons and if they are exceptional will consider your application along with those received on time. Applications received before 28 February 2018 for a good reason or in exceptional circumstances may be considered. Examples of what may be considered as a good reason or exceptional circumstances include when a family has just moved into the North Tyneside area (proof of ownership or tenancy agreement will be required), other cases may be considered and each case decided on its own merits. Applications which are not deemed to be exceptional will not be processed until after 16 April 2018. However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 16 April at their catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school measured by straight line distance.

Most parents who were refused a place last year were as a result of applying late. We do not keep places back for late applicants who already have older child/children attending the preferred school.
If you decide not to complete an application you will not be sent a reminder letter. On 16 April 2018 your child will be allocated a place at your catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school with a vacancy measured by straight line distance from a single fixed central point of the home address (including flats) to the central point of the school using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and the Council’s GIS/ONE system.

 

 

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