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Admissions at North Gosforth Academy v2

Admissions

Admissions to the school are organised by North Tyneside Local Authority.

All parents of students attending local primary schools will be given the opportunity to express a preferred choice of high school during the autumn term. We have excellent links with local primary schools to enable students to become familiar with the academy and its staff. North Gosforth Academy staff regularly visit the primary schools, and students from the primary schools will have many opportunities to visit our school and undertake a wide range of transition activities here.

Parents will be invited to school for an Open Evening, and any parent who wishes to visit the school at any other time is very welcome to do so. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment. Parents outside the catchment area, who are considering applying to the school for a place for their child, are invited to contact the School Office to make arrangements for a visit.


Our Admissions Policy for 2021/22 and 2022/23 can be downloaded below.

There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2022/2023 admission must be made by 15 May 2021.

You can also email osa.team@schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk.

For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team by: 
Tel: (0191) 6438724
Email: school.admissions@northtyneside.gov.uk.

Appeals timetable

Timetable for reception or transfer places in middle, secondary and high schools

For reception or transfer appeals for places in September, you will have at least 20 school days to submit an appeal from the day you received notice that your application was unsuccessful.

The deadlines for submitting an appeal in order to ensure that it is heard before the end of the summer term are:

  • Transfer place - 1 April 2022
  • Reception place - 18 May 2022

Appeals submitted within the deadlines will be heard within 40 school days of these dates. You can submit an appeal after these dates but it may not be possible to hear your case until after the summer holiday. Then it will be considered after the panel has already heard any appeals which were submitted within deadline.

Where possible appeals arising from late applications will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt where possible.

In-year appeals

Appeals for in year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.