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Admissions

As a foundation trust primary school the Governing Body of Hotspur Primary School is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school's admissions policy. The Governing Body has opted to follow the admissions guidance set out by Newcastle City Council. 

Reception - September 2019

Children are admitted to school in the September of the academic year in which they turn 5. Requests for admissions to Hotspur Primary School's Reception classes each year are dealt with by the Schools Admissions Department at the Civic Centre in accordance with our Admissions Policy. the policy includes details of how pupils that apply are selected and the 'over-subscription criteria'.

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at Hotspur in September 2019 please sign up to a tour of the school here.

Apply online for Reception 2019 by midday on 15th January 2019. If you miss this deadline your child's application will be classed as late and will be process after those applications received on time.

Nursery - September 2019

Children are admitted to Nursery in the September of the academic year in which they turn 4. Occasionally we are able to offer Rising 3 places, to children who turn 3 between 1st September and 31st December, for a January start. This would mean your child would complete 5 terms in Nursery.

Applications for Nursery class can be made directly with the school office and are welcomed all year round. The closing date for applications for Nursery September 2019 is Friday 22nd March 2019, offer letters will be sent out as soon as possible after 1st April 2019. 

In-Year Admissions

If you are considering applying for a place for your child during the year, please make an appointment to visit school and meet our Headteacher. In-year admissions are dealt with by the Schools Admissions Department at the Civic Centre in accordance with our Admissions Policy

If your child is new to the city and does not currently have a school place, you can apply online. If your child currently goes to school in Newcastle and you want to move schools , you must complete a paper application which should be signed by the Headteacher at your child's existing school.

You should not apply for an in-year place more than 4 weeks in advance as we cannot hold a place for you. Places are offered on the expectation that they will be taken up within 10 school days. 

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