Applying for Reception places for September 2021

Opening date: 01 September 2020

Closing date: 15 January 2021 (noon)

Please note:

  • Read the oversubscription criteria for the schools you are applying for
  • Use all 4 preferences
  • Put the schools in the order you want them. Preference 1 is the school you want most
  • Watch the video below


  1. Important information about Reception 2021
  2. Legal information - School Admissions

Making the right choice

  • Visit the school website
  • Check if you would have been offered a place in September 2020 by reading the oversubscription criteria for the school

Apply here

Further information and guidance can be found at:


Write: Admissions and Information Service

           Newcastle City Council

           Room 225 Civic Centre

           Barras Bridge

           Newcastle NE1 8QH

Phone: 0191 2787878 (ask for ‘School Admissions’)

Please note, a place in St Cuthbert’s Nursery does not guarantee a place within the main school and all applications are subject to the criteria listed in our admission arrangements which can be found in our nursery and school handbooks as well as on our school website. Alternatively, you can request a paper copy from the school office.