Local authorities send out applications forms to parents in the year prior to entry and they should be returned to Gateshead or Durham LA.
Since September 2004 Gateshead LA has administered the process of dealing with applications. The Governors of the school though retain their role as the admissions authority of the school.
The school operates an appropriate admission policy, which allows children a more relaxed transition from home to school. A parents’ meeting is held in the summer term to meet staff, discuss requirements and answer any queries parents might have. At present the vast majority of the children coming to our school are already familiar with the school and its staff by being in the Little Hearts Pre-school. Both sets of staff work closely together to ensure a smooth transition from Pre–School to the Reception class. The school also has very good contacts with surrounding nursery providers and parents can be assured that if their child has not attended the Little Hearts they will have an equally smooth transition to full time education. For more information take a look at our Reception New Intake Information Booklet
Children usually spend mornings only in school for their first few days in school and this is gradually built up before becoming full time students. This enables parents and staff to build good working relationships, and gently introduces school routine to the child. Each child is given a ‘buddy’, an older child who ensures they settle in well and any difficulties are spotted quickly. Any parent wishing to have their child admitted mid-year is also welcome to visit the school and they too will be given a conducted tour.
The school holds an Open Day during April/May of every academic year.
This Admissions policy has been formally adopted by the Governing Bodies of the Catholic Primary schools in Gateshead. In each school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy – SHB Admission Policy 2016-17
Admission Arrangements for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 2017-18 and 2018-19
Please see below a copy of our Admission Policy for 2017 – 2018 and 2018 – 2019
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 2019-20:
Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published. The policy for 2019-20 is available here. The consultation will run from 04/12/2017 until 22/01/2018 . A consultation response form is available by request from the school. The governing body will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2019-20.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01207 270396.