The local authority (LA) in charge of our Admissions procedure is currently Northumberland County Council who will send out application details and packs to parents in the year prior to joining our school. These should be completed as soon as possible and returned to the LA. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the LA Admissions team on 0345 600 6400 or contact our school office for further help and guidance.
If you’re unsure whether you would like to join our school, or would like a chat and a tour please call the school office on 01661 835484 and we will be more than happy to arrange a time and date for you to pop in and have a chat with the Headteacher.
Our school operates an appropriate admission policy which was decided upon with collaboration between our school, our MAT and the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. We hold a ‘New Starters Evening’ in the summer term, to answer any questions, worries or queries you may have for joining our school. Most of the time our new Reception class have already become well acquainted with our school as they have attended our same site Nursery. As one school, our early years unit works closely with our Nursery to ensure the ease in transition for our new starters.
We will ensure all children joining us, whether from our Nursery or other providers have a simple and smooth transition into our school. We offer taster days, visits and more, simply inquire and we can help you further.
A copy of our School prospectus can be found here.
If you are interested in joining our school community please call in or ring up and we will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have. Though if you’ve already decided you would like to join us at St Matthew’s, a copy of the Interm Admission form can be found here.
Consultation about 2019-20 Admissions
A consultation is now underway for the 2019-2020 admissions policy, more information can be found here, including deadlines and a copy of the proposed policy: link