Admission Arrangements

At Western we follow North Tyneside’s Admission Policy. Appropriate details of these policies can be found at North Tyneside Admissions and below are links to other key admissions documents. For further information regarding admissions please click here.

Prospective parents

Prospective parents are invited to visit school where new pupils are able to meet their potential Class Teacher. Additionally a visit will provide the opportunity to learn about the life of our school, including its ethos and values.

Any questions can also be asked and queries clarified. Visits and a tour of the school can be arranged by contacting the school office on 0191 263 0202

How to Apply

Full information on how to apply for a place in the school (including an online application form) is available on North Tyneside Council’s website  or by clicking on the link on the school website.

Alternatively, you may complete a paper application available from North Tyneside Local Authority.

Admission Arrangements for Nursery

Western Community Primary School has a 52 place nursery offering the 15 hours universal entitlement during term time (26 children attend for five morning sessions and 26 children attend for five afternoon sessions). Admissions to the Nursery class are managed by the Senior Leader for Early Years. Pupils are eligible to attend Nursery at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. In order to be considered for a place, parents/carers must apply directly to the school by filling out the below form. Places are allocated based on the following criteria.

Oversubscription Criteria 

  1. Looked after children in the care of a local authority or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, Child Arrangement Order or Special Guardianship Order. 
  2. Pupils who live within the catchment area of the school/class (pupils in this category with a sibling link (an older brother or sister) who attends school will be given priority). 
  3. Sibling link (an older brother or sister) to include adoptive siblings, half siblings, step siblings and long term fostered children residing at the same address and who will be attends the school. 
  4. Shortest distance measured as a straight line from a single fixed central point of the home address (including flats) to the central point of the school using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and the Council’s Geographical Information System (GIS) system.

Where parents are refused a place, school will keep a waiting list of the names of applicants up to the start of the Autumn Term or ongoing. Children are placed on the waiting list according to the oversubscription criteria regardless of when their application was received.

Parents/carers will be notified of a September start following the Easter Holidays. Parents/carers will be notified of a January start at the beginning of November.

More information 

Admission Arrangements for Reception

Prospective parents are invited to visit the school during the autumn term before the in-take year, to see the school in action. All Reception children are admitted during the first week of the autumn term in September.

Parents are informed of the admission arrangements in some detail during visits to the school in the summer term. There is an opportunity during this term for children to visit their new class and teacher and for parents to meet staff and children, view the school, find out about our philosophy and organisation and raise any questions.

In-Year Applications

If you wish to apply for a place in any other year group at Western Community Primary School (Key Stages 1 and 2), then you should complete an In-year Application form which can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

PDF icon In Year Application Form A (Moving house only)

PDF icon In Year Application Form B (Moving schools but not moving house)

Please return In-Year Application forms to

If you have any queries please contact the Access Team on telephone number 0191 643 8724 fax number 0191 643 2429. Please note that this form cannot currently be completed online.

Admission Arrangements for 2023/24

Detailed below are the admission arrangements that were determined by the Governing Body of Western Community Primary School on 17 November 2021 in accordance with the School Admission Code 2021.

OSA Determined School Admission Arrangements Sept 2023

First and Primary Trust Admissions Policy 2023.docx

Nursery Admissions Policy 2023.docx

Co-ordinated Admission Scheme Primary 2023_.docx


In accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code, a timetable for appeals can be viewed along with further information on School admissions using the following links:

Further information

An objection to the determined admission arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022.

View information about the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by following the link below:

Or email:

For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team by:

Tel: (0191) 6438724