Admissions

Applications to the Nursery should be made through the school. Forms are available in the school office and should be returned to the school.

Applications to the Reception class are made through the Local Authority. Application forms are available at your child’s current Nursery or from the school office. Forms should be returned to the School’s Admissions Department at Newcastle Civic Centre.

Applications for places in Years 1-6 are classed as 'in year transfers' if your child already attends another school. An in year admission is when a parent wishes to apply for a place at a school outside of the usual admission date.  This can be because the child is moving to a different address or is new to the country or can be for other reasons.  These moves usually take place during the academic year, which is why they are referred to as “in year” admissions. Newcastle City Council co-ordinates the application process.  For further information and the online application form, please click here.

Please note that transfer forms are available from your child’s current school and should be returned to the School’s Admissions Department at Newcastle Civic Centre. If your child is not already in a school in Newcastle, application forms are available from the Local Authority or our school office.

 

If we have more applications than places the following criteria will be used to award places.

(1) Children who are, or have previously been, in public care

(2) Children who have a brother(s) or sister(s) (be he or she a full, half, or step brother or sister, or a child of the partner of their parent or carer) who will be being educated in St Paul’s School at the time of admission;

(3) Children whose parents or carers are on the Electoral Roll of Elswick Parish Church (St Stephen and St Paul), as confirmed by the Minister of that church in writing, and choose St Paul’s School for the distinctive Christian education it provides;

(4) Children whose parents are members of another Christian church, as confirmed by the Minister of that church in writing, and choose St Paul’s School for the distinctive Christian education it provides; and,

 (5) Children who live nearest to the school (measured, in a straight line from the front door of the home of the person with parental responsibility for the child(ren) to the main entrance of the school, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative Geographical Information System).

The school admission policy below gives more detail on all aspects of School admission.