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Middle and High School National Offer Day Information and Late Application Information

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL OFFER DAY

1ST MARCH 2020 – NATIONAL OFFER DAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PLACES.  EMAILS AND LETTERS WILL BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2020.  DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF NOTIFICATIONS SCHOOL ADMISSIONS WILL BE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PHONE CALLS REGARDING INDIVIDUAL CASES.  PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW.

If you applied online and requested to be informed by email your offer email will be sent out on the 2nd March 2020 from 8.30 a.m. onwards.  If you applied online and requested to be informed by letter this will be posted to you by second class post on the 2nd March 2020. Please do not phone School Admissions, we will not be able to give you any information over the phone.  If you applied on a paper form you will be informed by letter which will be posted to you on the 2nd March 2020 by second class post.  Please do not come in person to the North Tyneside Council Office on the Cobalt Business Park.  We will be unable to meet with you.  You can email School Admissions with any queries at school.admissions@northtyneside.gov.uk

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 2nd  March 2020.  You should accept the place offered by the date stated to make sure your child will have a school place in September 2020 – even if this is not your preferred school.  If you do not wish to accept the place you must let us know by the date stated.  If we do not hear from you we will presume you are accepting the place and your child’s details will be forwarded to the school.  You can request that your child’s name is placed on a waiting list for your preferred school.  Waiting lists will not be established until after the 16th March.  We will reallocate any places that become available after the 20th March.  We are unable to inform you of your child’s position on a waiting list by telephone.   If you wish to submit an appeal against the decision of the Admission Authority not to offer a place in your preferred school the appeal process has a separate formal procedure which needs to be followed.  More information on the appeals process can be found on the North Tyneside Council website.  If you wish to submit an appeal against the Governing Body of a school not to offer a place in your preferred school please contact the school for an Appeal Form.  More information on the appeals process can be found on the North Tyneside Council website.

LATE APPLICATIONS

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 gaining a place at your preferred school.  Parents returning their application after 31 October 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 10 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 2020.  However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 1 March 2020 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 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’. 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 28 February 2020 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 after 16 April 2020.  However, parents will receive an offer of a school place on 16 April 2020 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

Timetable for First and Primary Schools

Admission to schools in September 2020.  Important dates.

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Timetable for Middle and High Schools

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