Admissions

Southridge First School is a two form entry Local Authority Community School catering for children from Reception to Year 4.

We have a published admission number (PAN) of 60.

As a Local Authority Community School we operate in accordance with North Tyneside’s Admission Policy and Procedures. Details of these are given in the ‘The Essential Guide to North Tyneside Schools.’ www.northtyneside.gov.uk

Parents are asked to register their child’s detail's with the school the year before entry or earlier. All children whose names are retained on lists with the school are sent information about admissions in the autumn of the year preceding entry to Reception classes, in line with LA Policy. Places are offered by the LA, early in the Spring Term.

All parents of Reception class entrants are invited to a Welcome Evening in the Summer Term to meet the staff, discuss routines for admission and order uniforms etc. Arrangements are made for the children to enjoy a visit in the Summer Term with their new teacher in order to become familiar with the building and the staff.

Children are admitted to the Reception classes in September of the school year (1st September – 31st August) in which they will have their fifth birthday. We have a two week part time induction period before full time entry in the third week. This ensures that children make a smooth, gradual and confident transition from Nursery to Reception.
 
Our School Prospectus is available via the link below:
 
Extended School Facilities - Wraparound, After-school and Holiday Care

Southridge First School currently works in close partnership with Rainbow Childcare and Children’s Choice to provide excellent extended school provision and holiday care. Both providers offer different care packages based at Southridge First School site.
 
First and Primary School Admissions Timetable
 
Date Action
Wednesday 12th September 2018 Instructions on how to apply issued to parents, online application available.
Tuesday 15th January 2019 Common application forms to be returned to the Access Team or completed online.
Tuesday 5th February 2019 Details of preferences to be sent to schools which are their own admissions authority. Exchange preference data with other LAs. 
Tuesday 16th April 2019 Notifications send to parents.
Wednesday 1st May 2019 Deadline for parents to accept the school place. Also the last date for parents to request to place a child on the waiting list.
Wednesday 8th May 2019 Any places that become available are allocated in priority order. 
Monday 31st December 2019 No waiting lists held after this date.
Children's Choice Offer: 
  • Tel: 0191 200 8709 ext:213
  • Breakfast Club which caters for school aged children from 7.45 am to 9 am
  • ‘Wraparound’ care available for children aged 3 - 5 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • Full day care during school holiday periods
  • After school care for children aged 5 - 9 from 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • Morning Playgroup facilities for preschool children (Tel: 0774 648 0842)
Rainbow Childcare (Out of School) offer:

Afterschool care from 3.30 pm - 6 pm during term time on site
Holiday care is also available at their own premises in Whitley Bay
Tel: 07751 024 102