This admissions policy has been formally adopted by the governing body of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon. The governing body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions arrangements.

The Published Admission Number (PAN) for the school is 30.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon School serves the parishes of St Anne’s, Winlaton and St Joseph’s, Blaydon.

The Admissions Policy Criteria will be applied on an Equal Preference basis.

How and When to apply 

Applications must be made on the Gateshead Council’s common application form (CAF). All forms must be returned by the closing date set by Gateshead Council.

Late Applications 

Any applications received after the closing date will be accepted but considered only after those received by the closing date.

Download our Admissions Policy below.

Click on the link below to apply for a place in Reception Class 2017 or alternatively visit School Admissions at the Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5UR to collect a paper application form.


Consultation on Admission Arrangements for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon 2019/20

Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published.

The policy for consultation for 2019-20 is available below

St Joseph’s Blaydon – Admission Policy 2019 2020 for consultation

The consultation will run from Monday 4 December 2017 – Monday 22 January 2018.

A consultation response form is available by request from the school.

The governing body will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2019-20.


Reception 2018 Admissions Timeline

The closing date for returning applications is 15 January 2018. Any paper application form received by Gateshead’s School Admissions Team after this date will be classed as late. Parents that apply online will have until midnight on Friday 15 January 2018 to submit their application.

8 September 2017 Information available on council’s website, online system opens for parents to apply online
15 January 2018 Closing date for submitting applications
16 April 2018 Offer letters sent to parents
30 April 2018 Parents must accept places by this date
11 May 2018 Any vacancies arising will be offered from the waiting list
June/July 2018 Appeals heard


For admission to school other than Reception Class 2018, please contact Gateshead School Admissions on 0191 433 3000.

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