Main School Admissions:
The Local Authority is the Admissions Authority for Reception and beyond Year 6. The North Tyneside
Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme below explains admission arrangements for Reception 2017 and 2018. A similar guide can be found on the North Tyneside Council website for admission to High School (please follow link below). A number of criteria are strictly applied when applications are considered and places offered. It is essential that applications are made by the published deadline dates. At the end of Year 6, the majority of our pupils usually transfer to George Stephenson High School.
From September 2017, the Published Admission Number (PAN) for pupils in Reception to Year 6 will increase from 30 per year group, to 45 as the school expands in preparation for the move to the new school premises. Currently all classes are below 30 and there are some mixed-age classes. Please see the Class Pages links for actual numbers and organisation.
For 'Casual Applications' (those after the start of the school year), parents must complete an in-year application form and submit it directly to School Admissions. If a child currently attends another North Tyneside school, the application must have been discussed with the Headteacher or appropriate member of staff. Please see link below.
The school manages its own Nursery admission arrangements. The admission number is 26 pupils per session. Generally Nursery children are admitted as soon as possible after their 3rd birthday but this always depends on the number of children in that particular cohort already on our waiting lists. Currently the Nursery is open for the morning session only.
Parents are advised that having a Nursery place at Backworth Park is no guarantee that a Reception place will be offered by the Local Authority.