Ponteland Primary School Nursery Admissions


The school is responsible for admissions to our nursery. This policy will be used to determine admissions to the Ponteland Primary School nursery classes. As parents do not have a statutory right to appeal to an independent appeal panel in relation to nursery admissions we have adopted a clear set of admissions criteria upon which admission decisions can be made. This allows fair and impartial decisions to be made.


Ponteland Primary School nursery has 52 part-time places and operates 2 two and a half day sessions. These will either be Monday, Tuesday and half day Wednesday morning or half day Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. In addition we offer 5 morning places or 5 afternoon places

At what age can my child start Nursery?

A child can be considered for a place in the nursery class from the start of the term following their third birthday.  A Nursery place will normally be for the three terms prior to entry into Reception however, if places are available autumn term birthday children may have up to five terms prior to entry into Reception.

How can I apply for Nursery?

If you would like your child to attend Ponteland Primary School nursery, you must complete an application form and send or bring it to this school.  You can apply for admission any time from the day the application process opens at the start of the school year (September) preceding the year your child will start in Nursery.

Application forms are available for collection from the school, via email admin@ppschool.uk  or they can be downloaded from this page.  The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019.  Applications received after this date will be considered at the end of the process.

Ponteland Application Form

Simply download the form and fill in the information and send it back to us.

Ponteland Admissions Policy

Ponteland Primary School Admissions Policy,  find out more about our admission policies.

Ponteland Primary School Nursery Admissions - Timeline

Timetable 2018/19

31st January 2019 Closing date for applications
29th March 2019 Parents notified of the outcome of their application
26th April 2019 Deadline for acceptance of a place
May 2019 Late applications considered if places are available
June 2019 Meetings / Information Packs for Nursery starters
w/c 2nd Sept 2019 Nursery Term Begins

Applications for Reception

Admissions for Reception are completed on the Northumberland County Council Website. www.northumberland.gov.uk. If you live outside of our catchment area then you would apply through your local authority and name Ponteland Primary School as your first choice.

How are places allocated?

We operate an equal preference allocation scheme.  This means that all applications are considered together.  Applications are ranked in accordance with the admissions criteria.  Once the applications are prioritised and compared to the number of places available it is possible to determine who will be offered a place.

How will I know if I have a place for my child?

Portal opens on November 1st 2018,  it then closes on January 15th 2019.  NCC allocate the places and National Offers Day is 16th April 2019. Parents have until May 2nd to accept the place.

Applications for Years 1-6

You need not reapply at any point for your child, once they are at Ponteland Primary they continue their schooling with us until year 6.

If you are wanting to move from another school during the school year to Ponteland Primary school you need to find out from school admissions what spaces there are in school.  All of this information can be found at with the school admissions team at www.northumberland.gov.uk