Admission Arrangements

Coordination timetable for reception places 2018

1 September 2017 - Application process opens online for 2018/19

Noon 15 January 2018 - Closing date for all application forms to be received by the LA

2 February 2018 - Last date for any late applications to be submitted and considered as exceptions.

5 February 2018 - Applications for own admission authority schools and academies in Newcastle will be forwarded to those admission authorities and applications stating preferences for schools in other LAs will be forwarded to those LAs

2 March 2018 - Academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools to provide the LA with their ranked lists of applicants, including details of how the oversubscription criteria were applied.

9 March 2018 - The LA will inform other LAs of any offers of Newcastle schools to be made to applicants resident in their areas.

2 April 2018 - The LA will inform Newcastle schools of children to be offered places at their schools.

16 April 2018 - National offer day for places.

30 April 2018 - Date for parents to accept or refuse the offer from offer day.

7 May 2018 - First waiting list process will be run to reallocate spaces that have become available since offer day.

14 May 2018 - Deadline for late applications and late changes to be considered in second waiting list process.

14 May 2018 -  Own admission authority schools will receive final list of late applications and changes for ranking.

18 May 2018 - Deadline for parents to respond to offers from first waiting list process.

21 May 2018 - Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted for them to be heard in the first round of appeals.

25 May 2018 - Own admission authority schools to return ranked lists.

4 June 2018 Second waiting list process will be run to allocate places that have become available. Late applicants and late changes will be included, along with children known to the LA where no application has been submitted.

June/July - Appeals are heard

Help and advice

Phone Newcastle City Council Families Information Service on 0191 277 4133 or email They can provide impartial support and one to one assistance through the application process.

Click Here for Newcastle City Council Admissions webpage