We have 15 hour and 30 hour places in Nursery available!


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At Archbishop Runcie First School, we manage our own Nursery admissions. If spaces allow, we have three Nursery intakes per year. These are in September, January and April.

 Children can attend Nursery from the term following their third birthday. 
For September 2024 applications please see the dates below: 
  • 15th March 2024 - Closing date for Nursery applications.
  • 22nd March 2024 - Nursery places offered.
  • 29th March 2024 - Deadline for Parents and Carers to accept places.
Applications outside these timeframes will still be considered.
Please find our Nursery Admissions Application Form below.
Our School Admissions are managed by Newcastle City Council, and follow the criteria outlined in our Admissions Policy below.
Details of how to apply for a school place for a child starting Reception in September 2024 can be found here: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/apply-school-place
Generally our children join us in Reception and stay at Archbishop Runcie First School until they leave to start Middle School in Year 5. On occasion a family may move area or seek to change school for another reason. These are known as 'In Year' applications and these are managed on behalf of the school by Newcastle City Council, who also manage any waiting lists.
You can contact Newcastle City Council for more information here: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/apply-school-place
Information regarding how to appeal against a decision for a school place can be found on the local authorities’ website.


Appeals timetable

The appeals team does not routinely acknowledge receipt of appeal forms, if you would like to confirm that we have received your form, please contact us.

For Reception or transfer appeals for places in September, you will have at least 20 school days to submit an appeal from the day you received notice that your application was unsuccessful.

The deadlines for submitting an appeal in order to ensure that it is heard before the end of the summer term are:

  • Transfer place -  2 April 2024
  • Reception place - 17 May 2024

Appeals submitted within the deadlines will be heard within 40 school days of these dates. You can submit an appeal after these dates but it may not be possible to hear your case until after the summer holiday. Then it will be considered after the panel has already heard any appeals which were submitted within deadline.

Where possible appeals arising from late applications will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt where possible.

In-year appeals

Appeals for in year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

How to raise an objection to the school Admission Policy

There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website<https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-schools-adjudicator> for more information on how to do this.