All schools have admission criteria to decide which children get places. The school or local council usually set these.
Admission criteria are different for each school. For example, schools may give priority to children:
- who have a brother or sister at the school already
- who live close to the school
- from a particular religion (for faith schools)
- who do well in an entrance exam (for selective schools, eg grammar schools or stage schools)
- who went to a particular primary school (a ‘feeder school’)
- in care or being looked after (all schools must have this as a top priority)
- who are eligible for the pupil premium
Follow the links below to find out more about the admissions process in North Tyneside.