This is the deadline to apply for primary school places in South Tyneside

Parents in South Tyneside who are yet to apply for a primary school place are being reminded that the deadline to submit their application is looming.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 9:39 am
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 12:20 pm
The deadline is looming to apply for primary school places in South Tyneside.

The deadline for applications for a primary, infant or junior school place for September 2020 is 4.30pm on Wednesday January 15.

The easiest way to apply for a school place is online by visiting

Coun Moira Smith, lead member for children, young people and families, said: “I hope everyone enjoyed some quality family time over the Christmas period.

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“Now that the seasonal festivities are over, this quiet time is the perfect time to sort out the important tasks that may have been overlooked in the run-up to Christmas.

“I would encourage parents and carers to fill in the admissions form online before the deadline.

“Failure to do so could seriously jeopardise the chances of securing a place for their child at their preferred school.”