Applying for Reception places for September 2023
Opening date: 01 September 2022
Closing date: 15 January 2023 (noon)
- Read the oversubscription criteria for the schools you are applying for
- Use all 4 preferences
- Put the schools in the order you want them. Preference 1 is the school you want most
- Watch the video below
Making the right choice
- Visit the school website
- Check if you would have been offered a place in September 2022 by reading the oversubscription criteria for the school included in the school's Admission Policy for the previous year
Further information and guidance can be found at:
Write: Admissions and Information Service
Newcastle City Council
Room 225 Civic Centre
Newcastle NE1 8QH
Phone: 0191 2787878 (ask for ‘School Admissions’)
Please note, a place in St George’s Nursery does not guarantee a place within the main school and all applications are subject to the criteria listed in our admission arrangements which can be found in our nursery and school handbooks as well as on our school website. Alternatively, you can request a paper copy from the school office.
If you have been refused a place at a school you have the right to appeal against the decision.
For further information on how to appeal, and the timescales involved, please visit the local authority website here
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to the local authority admissions team at Admissions and Information Service, Newcastle City Council, Room 225 Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH on 0191 278 7878 or by email at email@example.com.
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements in our school's Admission Policy for the relevant academic year, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact St Cuthbert's on 0191 2860129. You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority at Admissions and Information Service, Newcastle City Council, Room 225 Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH on 0191 278 7878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. .