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Key dates and late applications

Timetable for middle and high schools

Middle and High School Admissions Timetable
Date Action

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Application process opens.  

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority.

Friday 23 November 2018

Details of preferences to be sent to the schools who are their own Admission Authority. Information exchanged with other Local Authorities

Friday 1 March 2019

National Offer Day.  Information emailed to parents who applied on-line and requested to be infromed by email. Parents who applied on a paper form will have a letter posted to them today.

Wednesday 14 March 2019

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

Tuesday 20 March 2019

Any places that become available are allocated in priority order.

Monday 31 December 2019

No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.

Timetable for first and primary schools

First and Primary School Admissions Timetable
Date Action

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Application process opens

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Details of preferences to be sent to those schools who are their own admission authority. Information exchanged with other Local Authorities

Tuesday 16 April 2019

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

Wednesday 1 May 2019

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

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Any places that become available are allocated in priority order.

 31 December 2019

No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.

Late applications for middle and high schools

If you return your application after 31 October 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 31 October 2018 must give a reason why their application was ‘Late’. The Admission Authority will consider your reasons and if they are exceptional will consider your application along with those received on time. Applications received before 9 January 2019 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 2019.  However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 1 March 2019 at their catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school.. Most parents who were refused a place last year had made a late application. We do not reserve places for applicants who already have an older child/children attending the preferred school.

 

Late applications for first and primary schools

If you return your application after 15 January 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 15 January 2019 must give a reason why their application was ‘Late’. The Admission Authority will consider your reasons and if they are exceptional will consider your application along with those received on time. Applications received before 1 March 2019 for a good reason or in exceptional circumstances may be considered.  An example of what may be considered as a good reason or exceptional circumstance include when a family has just 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 after16 April 2019.  However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 16 April 2019 at their catchment area school if a vacancy exists or at the nearest appropriate school. Most parents who were refused a place at the school of their choice last year were as a result of applying late.  We do not reserve places for late applicants who already have an older child/children at the school