We recognise that choosing a school for your child is a very important decision. That is why we welcome parents to come and look around the school and meet the Headteacher, staff and pupils. It will enable you to feel what a vibrant, friendly school Byker Primary is.
To apply for a place at our school, you need to contact Newcastle Civic Centre and follow their admissions procedure.
Our office staff will be happy to answer any questions or arrange a tour of the school with the Headteacher.
You may wish to read our Admissions Policy.
We have a playgroup as part of Byker Primary school. Children can access this playgroup once they turn 2 years old.
Playgroup is situated in a separate building to the school, but staff and children access the main building to use the library, sports facilities, and partake in whole school themes and events throughout the year.
To apply for a space in Playgroup please contact us or speak with the playgroup managers Mrs Swinburne or Miss McAllister to request an application form.
We accept applications from birth for entrance into our Nursery. Once children turn 3 they are entitled to receive 15 hours of free nursery-based childcare.
Here at Byker Primary School we offer places under the Rising 3 scheme which means your child may start our Nursery the week after they turn 3 if space are available (please see Rising 3 Admissions Policy).
If you would like to apply for our Nursery please complete an application and return it to the school office, we will then contact you on the run up to your child's 3rd birthday.
If you don’t wish to take advantage of the Rising 3 place then you can apply for your child to start nursery in the September following their 3rd birthday. The same application form applies.
We currently still have places available in our Nursery.
Reception class Admissions
For admissions from Reception class onwards please follow the Newcastle City Council link. The deadline for applications is posted on the council site.
Transferring to Secondary School
Details on how to apply for a place in high school will be sent to your child at the start of Year 6. Further information is on the Newcastle Council website.
If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit our school, please contact the school office.
There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-schools-adjudicator for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2019/2020 must be made by 15th May 2018.
Please see our Admissions policies as stated below: