Thank you for considering Ponteland Community Primary School for your child’s education. We aim to provide you with clear and helpful information on the admissions process.

Nursery Admissions

For our nursery, admissions are handled directly by Ponteland Academy. Our nursery classes offer flexible provision, available on a full-time or part-time basis. Sessions run from 8:45am to 3:15pm, Monday to Friday.

Age Eligibility for Nursery

Children can be considered for a place in our nursery class from the start of the term following their second birthday.

How to Apply for Nursery

To apply for a place in our nursery, please complete an application form and submit it to the school. Application forms can be obtained from the school office, requested via email at, or downloaded from our website.

Reception Applications

Admissions for Reception follow the school admissions policy. Applications should be made through the Northumberland County Council website at If you live in a different local authority area, please apply through your local authority and name Ponteland Community Primary School as your first choice.

Allocation of Places for Reception

We operate an equal preference allocation scheme, considering all applications together. The admissions criteria in our policy are used to rank applications. Based on the number of available places, offers are extended to eligible applicants.

Notification of Admission

The application portal opens in November and closes in January. Northumberland County Council allocates the places, and National Offers Day takes place in April. Parents have until May to accept the offered place. Please refer to the NCC website for the exact dates.

In-Year Transfers

For in-year transfers to Ponteland Community Primary School, please contact the school admissions team at Northumberland County Council.

Applications for Secondary School

All Ponteland Community Primary School pupils should apply for a secondary school place through their home local authority. Northumberland residents would apply through Northumberland County Council.

We hope this information clarifies the admissions process. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming your child to Ponteland Community Primary School.

The Pele Trust in their admissions policy stated a ‘commitment to schools serving the local community and being mindful of children living within the greater catchment area missing out on a secondary place at their local school. In the admissions criteria, a pathway is open to ‘children living in the catchment area on whose behalf firm evidence is presented that they will be living in the catchment area by the appropriate date.’

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