Primary and Secondary School Admissions for September 2024
Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. You may wish to obtain as much information as you can about them. This will give you a better idea of which schools might suit your child best. For example, you might like to:
Hartlepool schools are very popular and it is not always possible to offer you the place you want for your child. When there are more applications than places available, we need a process to decide which children get a place. These arrangements must be fair and follow the requirements of School Admissions Code. Please refer to the school admissions for more information on the schools you are interested in.
Hartlepool Council Admissions Team co-ordinate in year admissions for all primary and secondary schools within the town. An in year admission is when a parent wishes to apply for a place at a school that is not during normal rounds of entry (eg Reception – starting primary school or Year 7 – moving from primary to secondary school). Should you wish to apply to transfer to our school, please complete and return a form which can be found by clicking on the following link :
To apply on-line, simply enter the site by clicking here, and follow the step-by-step instructions. Please note, only Hartlepool residents can apply through the Hartlepool site. If you reside outside of Hartlepool, please apply to your home authority (i.e. the council which you pay your council tax to).
The benefits of applying on-line are:
The on-line admissions site has undergone some security enhancements which includes a change to the allocation of passwords and general registration process. It may therefore be necessary for some previous users of this system to re-register with the site in order to comply with the enhanced security.
* If you would prefer to submit your application on a paper application form, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523768/523765.
Hartlepool Local Authority operates single-term entry for children starting primary school. If you have a child(ren) born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 they will be due to start Primary School in September 2024.
The application period is between 7th November 2023 and 15th January 2024. You can make your application on-line during this period*. Before you submit your application please read the Education in Hartlepool - September 2024 booklet carefully. The booklet provides information on the admission process, key dates and lots of information which you may find useful, including delaying your child’s entry into primary school and applying for your child to be educated out of year group.
At the beginning of September the Admissions Team will visit all mainstream primary schools within the Borough of Hartlepool to talk to Year 6 pupils about moving up to secondary school. During the visit, application letters will be given to all pupils in Year 6. If your child is absent, or doesn't attend a mainstream school in Hartlepool, you will receive their letter by post.
The application period is between 1st September and 31st October. You can make your application on-line during this period*. Before you submit your application, please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - carefully. The booklet provides information on the admissions process, key dates and lots of information which you may find useful.
To secure your child's place at secondary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as a baptism certificate) by 31st October. If your application is received after this deadline, we will treat it as late and deal with it after the applications which were received on time.
If you require any further information on moving on to secondary school, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523768 or e-mail: email@example.com