Requests for admissions for the school are dealt by the Schools Admissions Department at the Civic Centre.

Admissions are made on line via the SSunderland LA web site

at the beginning of the school term.


Deadlines for admissions vary from year to year and prospective parents need to check the closing date.  Meetings take place during late September/early October for prospective parents to look around the school before making their final preference.

Children are normally admitted to school in the September of the academic year in which their fifth birthday falls, although they are not legally required to attend until the term of their fifth birthday.

All other places further up the school are dealt with by application to the Civic Centre. Details can be found at the web site as above or phone

0191 5611399

If you are choosing a primary school we are always happy to meet possible new parents and children, but to make sure there is someone free to see you it is best to telephone first.

Admissions for the nursery aged children are dealt with by the Local Authority after registering your interest at our school office   Names for entry into the Nursery section of our Foundation unit are accepted from a child's second birthday. Our Unit serves the ‘catchment area’ of Blackfell, Holley Park, Ayton, Oxclose and Lambton, children normally attend a half day sessions (15 hours weekly) until the academic year when they will be 5 then they attend full time.

Once a child has a place in the Foundation Unit they begin attendance on a phased basis in accordance with the procedure recommended by the Local Authority. Full details about school admissions policies are contained in the booklet "Information for Parents", available free from Children’s Services in the Civic Centre (Telephone 520 5555). Application packs are given out to all Nursery Children.