Hartlepool Borough Council

School Admissions & Transfers

Primary and Secondary School Admissions for September 2016

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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:

  • Visit the schools - by making appointments with the schools that you are interested in.  Secondary schools also host open events, details of which are included in the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - 2016/2017.
  • Read the schools' most recent Ofsted reports.
  • Read the schools' prospectuses.

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 criteria found within this booklet for more information on the schools you are interested in.


Admissions to Reception Class (Starting School)

For children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012

If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012, he or she will be due to start primary school in September 2016.

The application period is between 23rd November 2015 and 15th January 2016.  During w/c 23rd November 2015 a letter inviting you to make an application will be issued to your child at their nursery school.  If your child is absent, or does not attend a private or mainstream nursery in Hartlepool, the letter will be posted to your home address. 

You can make your application on-line during this period*.  Before you submit your application, please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - 2016/2017 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 primary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as baptism/birth certificates) by 15th January 2016.  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.

Please note:

  • we have now moved office to: Hartlepool CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning), Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4BY
  • we may require you to submit proof of address, i.e. utility bill, proof of child benefit / tax credit on request

If you require any further information on starting school, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523765 or e-mail: admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk.

  

Admissions to Year 7 (Moving On to Secondary School)

For children born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 2005 

At the beginning of September 2015 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 2015 and 31st October 2015.  You can make your application on-line during this period*.  Before you submit your application, please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - 2016/2017 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 baptism/birth certificates) by 31st October 2015.  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: admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk

  

School Admissions On-line

To apply on-line, simply enter the site by clicking here, and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.  Please have with you your UID (which can be found on the letter issued) and your postcode. 

The benefits of applying on-line are:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Change your application at any time until the deadline for receiving applications (please see above for deadlines)
  • Your application will automatically be confirmed by e-mail
  • Find out on-line which school place we have offered your child
  • Register that you still have an interest in a school

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.

View the Terms & Conditions relating to submitting information via the HBC website.


Click on this link to begin the online application process


Address: Hartlepool Centre of Excellence for Teaching & Learning
Brierton Lane
Hartlepool
TS25 4BY

Tel: 01429 523768/523765

Email: admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk

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