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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Apply for a secondary school place


The deadline for applying for secondary school places for September 2021 has now passed.

Secondary school places 2021/22

The deadline for applying for September 2021 secondary school places was midnight on 31 October 2020. An offer of a school place will be sent to parents and carers on 1 March 2021.

If you haven't applied for a secondary place for September 2021, you can still make a late application online by using the Parent Portal or completing the Icon for pdf Secondary school application form 2021 (PDF, 336.3kb) .

Please note - applications received by the deadline of 31 October 2020 are considered first, a late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.

Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide

Our  Icon for pdf Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide 2021/2022 (PDF, 2.7mb)  explains everything you need to know about obtaining a school place for your child. 

Contact us
School places and admissions
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • School Places and Admissions
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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