Admissions Policy

NEAT is its own admissions authority and decides the admissions arrangements for the schools within the trust.
 
2018-19
The admissions arrangements for September 2018 to Reception and Year 7  were agreed by the governing bodies of the predecessor schools before the four primary schools joined the trust on 1 April 2017 and Benfield School joined the trust on 1 May 2017.  The admissions policies that apply for 2018-19 admissions are published on our individual schools' websites
 
2019-20
The trust reviewed its admissions arrangements for September 2019 based on the national timeline for schools and academies published by the DfE.  We decided our admissions arrangements and published each school's Admission Policy for 2019-20 by 15 March 2018.  We did not make any changes to the admissions arrangements that applied to each school before they became an academy.  The admissions policies that apply for 2019-20 admissions are published on our individual schools' websites.
 
2020-21
The trust revised its admissions arrangements for September 2020 into a single admissions policy for all of our primary schools and a secondary admissions policy for Benfield School.  We also amended the oversubscription criteria in line with DfE and local authority advice.  We undertook a public consultation before deciding our admissions arrangements and publishing our admissions policies ahead of the statutory deadline of 15 March 2019.  These policies are provided below.
There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2020/2021 must be made by 15 May 2019.
 
Further information
We work closely with the school admissions team at Newcastle City Council.  You can find information about the process and timetable on the Admissions and school transfers sections of their website.