School Applications


All parents may apply for a Nursery place for their child at any time.  To do so, contact our school office to request an application form.  Our Nursery intake is three times a year, the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms after the child’s 3rd birthday.

During the Autumn term of the school year that your child is 4, you can apply for a school place in to our Reception class.  The application process is now on-line and is managed by Northumberland County Council.  Please visit


In Year Admissions


In year admissions are those that take place other than at the normal time of entry to the school in September.

The admissions team co-ordinates the transfer process on behalf of schools in Northumberland, including academies, voluntary aided and trust schools.

Parents are welcome to contact the school directly to establish if there are any places in a particular year group or to be placed on the waiting list. If you would like to visit the school then please contact Mrs Vanessa Gray our Office Manager.

To transfer schools you must complete an 'In Year' application form.  If you are unable to complete this form a paper copy is available by contacting the school admissions team:
School Admissions
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF

Tel:  0345 600 6400
Or by email:

In-year school admissions form

The responsibility for appeal arrangements rests with Northumberland County Council. If you would like to appeal, you can access the online school appeal form here or contact the admissions team for a paper form. Please note, an appeal form should only be completed if your child has been refused a place at a school. Please read the school appeals guidance for parents before completing the form.

When completed, the appeal form should be returned to:

Democratic Services
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF. 

Appeals are heard by an independent panel and a decision is made by an appeal committee as to whether or not to offer a school place. The decision is binding on the admissions authority.

If your appeal for a community school is unsuccessful, you may not appeal for the same school within one calendar year, unless there has been a material change in your circumstances.

Acceptance of a place at a school does not affect your right to appeal for a place at another school.

However, if you decide to appeal for any of your preferences, it is wise to secure a place for your child at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful, because secondary transfer appeals are normally heard during the second half of the summer term.

By this time, there will be very few alternative schools with vacancies, but we are always willing to discuss alternative schools with vacancies at any stage in the process