Apply for a primary school place

Please note the admissions and early years portal will be unavailable between 8:30am and 10:30am on Friday 18th October. 

PLEASE NOTE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU HAVE USED A SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ONLINE SYSTEM IN HARTLEPOOL PREVIOUSLY, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER HERE AS WE ARE NOW OPERATING WITH A NEW IT SYSTEM.

Admissions

Primary school places 2020/2021

For children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016

Hartlepool Local Authority operates single-term entry for children starting primary school.  If you have a child(ren) born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 they will be due to start Primary School in September 2020. 

The application period is between 4th November 2019 and 15th January 2020.  You can make your application on-line during this period*.  Before you submit your application please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - September 2020 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. 

To secure your child's place at primary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as a baptism certificate) by 15th January 2020.  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. 

School Admissions On-line

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:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Change your application at any time until the deadline for receiving applications 
  • 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 

* If you would prefer to submit your application on a paper application form, please download the application form or contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523765.

School admissions brochures

The following brochures explain everything you need to know about obtaining a place for your child.

Contact us

Should you require any further assistance in relation to secondary school admissions please contact School Admissions on 01429 523765, or email admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk