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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. 

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'.

Reception September 2019

The National Offer Day for Reception places is 16th April. If you applied online you can log into your application on this day to view and accept your offer. Letters will be sent by second class post to parents and carers who applied by paper. Please remember to accept your offer by the deadline of 2nd May 2019, if you do not respond the offer may be withdrawn. Any places that have become available since offer day will be reallocated on 8th May 2019.

Reception September 2020

Admissions Policy for 2020/21.

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. 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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