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Admission to our School and Nursery Class


This page provides information regarding applying for a place at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School.

Your child does not have to be baptised Catholic to attend our school.   We encourage applications from children of all faiths and none and look forward to welcoming all children into our school community and supporting them to achieve their full potential in an environment where they are nurtured, valued and respected for the unique individuals they all are.


If your child is a Baptised Catholic or any other faith it is the parents responsibility to provide proof of this, in the form of a Baptism Certificate, which should be provided to school along with your application form. 


Applications for Reception Class are made as part of the North Tyneside Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.  Information about this scheme and our school's admission policy can be found in the documents made available on this page or at 


In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a school place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  North Tyneside Council co-ordinate our in-year admissions for us.  An application should be made for  the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to North  Tyneside School Admissions


Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements and our admissions policy for 2022/23 will be applied.   Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.


You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.  If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.  Please see admissions arrangements for more information. 

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact our school office on (0191) 251 8080 or  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority Access Team on (0191) 643 8724 or


Applications for our Nursery Class are made directly to the school.   St. Mary's is able to offer the Universal 15 hour offer for 3 and 4 year olds and also the 30 hour offer for eligible families.  Both of these offers provide 'Qualified Teacher Led' provision for children for all hours attended. 

The school's  Morning and Out of School Clubs are also able to offer extended hours care to those who require it.   Information on how to make applications for our nursery class is provided below.


We welcome visits from parents considering a place at our school for their child.  Details of open visits for Nursery or Reception class places can be found in the information below.  Visits for in-year applications can be make by contacting the school office. 


Please contact our school office if you have any further questions or queries regarding admission to our school.


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General Information about Admission to our School and Nursery

Visits for Prospective Parents 

There are many ways to find out about the school you would like your child to attend.  Websites and Ofsted reports along with social media sites offer a wealth of information.  In addition to this we offer parents thinking about sending their children to our school the opportunity to make a visit to see our learning environments first hand, meet the staff, see the children at work and ask any questions you may have. 

Each year we offer a range of open visit dates in the autumn term prior to the admissions deadline for Reception Class applications and outside of this we are happy to arrange visits by appointment.  Please contact the school office to arrange these. 


Our visit dates this year are:

10.00 AM on-

Monday 4th October

Friday 6th October

Monday 9th October

Friday 13th October

9.30M on -

Wednesday 8th November

Thursday 9th November

5.00-7.00PM on Thursday 23rd November

Determined School Admission Arrangements for September 2025


Admission Arrangements for 2025/26


Detailed below are the admission arrangements that were determined by the Governing Body of St Mary's Catholic Primary School on 14th December 2023 in accordance with the School Admission Code 2021.


Further information


An objection to the determined admission arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2024.


View information about the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by following the link below:


Or email:


For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team by:


Tel: (0191) 6438724




School and Nursery Admission Policies

Appeals Information


The Local Governing Committee on behalf of Bishop Bewick Trust are the admissions authority for St. Mary's Catholic Primary School.  We are part of the Common Application Process which means the Local Authority Admissions Team administer the admissions process on our behalf.

All parents will be informed of their offer of a school place on April 16th 2023.  If you do not get offered the school of your choice, you have the right to appeal against this decision.

Information about the appeals process can be found  on the local authhority website, please find the link below.  As North Tyneside's Admissions team administer our admissions process we will follow their published timetable for appeals which is available to view in the documents below.