Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

School admissions and transfers

Whether your child is starting at nursery, reception or secondary school, it is an important time in their school career; you and they are probably looking forward to it with a mixture of excitement and worry. We aim to help make the move a smooth and simple one.

These pages include information on school admissions and may answer questions you have regarding the appeals process and 'in year' school transfers. Our School Admissions and Transfers Team help parents and carers through the school admissions process.

You may also find the following guidance useful:


Admission to primary school in 2016

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, he or she will start primary school in September 2016.

Letters will be distributed through your school nursery or posted out to parents week commencing 9 November.

From 9 November you can also apply online here.

             Complete the online primary school application form (Live 09/11/2015)                      

To access the online service we recommend you use Internet Explorer and not Firefox or Chrome.

  • If you are in private nursery we may not have your child's details, please let us know by contacting the Schools Admissions Team on tel: 01642 526605 or email:

Parents Please Note:  the Wynyard CoE Primary School telephone number in the 'Admissions to Primary Schools 2016' booklet is incorrect - if you need to contact the school please ring 01740 555005


Admission to secondary school in 2016

If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, he or she will start secondary school in September 2016.

The closing date for applications has now passed - please ring 01642 526605 to request a paper application. Please note that your application will now be classed as LATE.


Admission Zones

Our Borough is divided into areas known as ‘admission zones’. An admission zone is given to each school within our Borough and where you live will determine your admission zone school.

We would encourage you to consider your admission school when choosing a school place for your child.

You can use the following Maps@Stockton link to view the admissions zones. We have also provided a useful 'how to guide' to help you navigate the interactive map.

If you would like further information about which school admission zone you live in please contact the School Admissions Team on tel: 01642 526605.


Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2017-18

Stockton-on-Tees proposed school admissions arrangements for 2017/18 are explained in the document below.

Please email any comments on the proposed arrangements to by Friday 8 January 2016.


Additional School Admission and Appeal documents

2013 - School Organisation Plan

2014 - Office of the Schools Adjudicator

2015 - Office of the Schools Adjudicator

2016 - School Admissions Arrangements
Details of school admission arrangements across the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

School Admission Appeals


Contact School Admissions

Telephone: 01642 526605
Please ring between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am and 4.30pm Fridays.

Fax: 01642 526607


Address: School Admissions Team, Municipal Buildings, Curch Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1XE