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Ryton Infant and Junior School Federation

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Please read Icon for pdf Admission to Primary School Booklet [563.52KB] before you apply to help you understand the admissions process and make an informed choice.

It provides information about:

  • admission policies and over subscription criteria for Gateshead schools;
  • how places are offered;
  • the number of applications received and the number of places offered for previous years.
  • you must submit your application by 15 January 2021

Admission age ranges for September 2020 

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 Your child is due to start reception class in September 2021. You can apply online for a school place from 9 September 2020 until 15 January 2021.
If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 If your child attends an infant school, they are due to start junior school in September 2021. You can apply online for a junior school place from 9 September 2020 until 15 January 2021.

Reception and junior admissions timeline

9 September 2020 Online system opens for parents to apply 
15 January 2021 Closing date for submitting applications
16 April 2021 Offer letters and emails sent to parents
30 April 2021 Parents must accept places by this date
11 May 2021 Any places that become available will be offered from the schools waiting list
June/July 2021 Appeals heard

For more information, view our questions about the primary school admissions process.

Contact us

The School Admissions Team
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Low Fell

0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109 / 0191 433 2756

Secondary Admission Dates – September 2021



  1. 11 September 2020 – Primary/Junior Schools distribute letters to year 6 pupils. The online admissions system opens for Gateshead parents to apply.
  2. 31 October 2020 – Closing date for submitting online applications.
  3. 7 January 2020 - Voluntary aided secondary schools must provide the Local Authority with a ranked list of all applicants in potential offer order..
  4. 1 March 2021 – Email and letters sent to Gateshead parents informing them of the outcome of their application
  5. 12 March 2021 - Parents should accept places by this date.
  6. 22 March 2021 - Any vacancies offered from school waiting lists
  7. May/June 2021 - Appeals heard