Admissions

Reception 

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'.

The Newcastle City Council application process opens on 1st September. 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 Please remember to accept your offer by the deadline of 2nd May, if you do not respond the offer may be withdrawn.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.

If you are interested in applying for a Reception 2020 place please join us on a tour of the school

 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 , request a transfer form at your child's school and ensure it is signed by the current school's Headteacher before submission.

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. 

Nursery 

Admissions to nursery classes are made directly to school in accordance with our Nursery Class Admissions Policy which is agreed by our Governing Body. 

Children are admitted to our Nursery Class in the September of the academic year in which they turn 4. Applications for Nursery Class can be made via our online application form. Applications can be submitted from 1st September and should be completed by 28th February. Offer letters will be sent out as soon as possible after 1st April. 

If places are available we 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. If your child is eligible please submit your  Nursery application by 15th October ahead of offers from 1st November.