Admission Arrangements

Admissions Policy

Admissions to Corbridge Church of England First School are managed by the Local Authority.  The Governors adhere to following the Northumberland admissions guidance.  Please click on  for information on how to apply for a place in Reception or if your child is transferring/moving school.  

Children are normally admitted to school in the September of the academic year in which they are five. They are not legally required to attend school until the term after they are five.

Parents who live outside the catchment area of the school and who wish their children to attend must submit an official school request form to the Director of Education at County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland.  If you live outside of Northumberland and wish to apply for a Northumberland School, you must complete a Common Application Form from your home local authority.

The school’s standard number for entry is 30. If classes are not full, in year transfers are taken and children are awarded places in they are available. Where no places are available over subscription criteria are used to determine allocation of places.

Any parents wishing to visit school prior to applying for a place are most welcome.  Two open mornings will be advertised locally and on the school website during the autumn term each year. 

Please see the attached policy for full details.


Nursery Admissions Policy

Our Nursery has places for 26 children.   Priority will be given to those who meet the following criteria;

-          Children who are in the care of the Local Authority (LAC)

-          Children living within the school’s catchment area.

-          Children with older brothers and sisters who already attend Corbridge C of E First School.

-          Children who have special educational needs who have been referred by a Health Visitor, Social Services or other relevant professionals.

-          Those who request admission on other educational grounds.

Parents can complete an application form for a nursery place from the September one year prior to their child requiring a place.

Places will be confirmed by the end of the autumn term.

A parent welcome meeting will take place in the summer term with the invites being sent by the end of May.   The children will also have a welcome visit in the summer term.

At the start of the autumn term, families will have a 1:1 meeting with the class teacher in school prior to their child’s start day. 

This policy is open to review annually and operates at the Head’s discretion.

The tie-breaker, when there are more children meeting the above criteria than there are places available, will be the date when the application was received.

Children will begin Nursery in the academic year in which they are four.  We offer five morning sessions in order to effectively cover the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Curriculum.

The portal for Middle School Applications opened on Sunday 12 September 2021.

Please log on via the NCC website and apply before 31 October if you require a place for your child. 

The Reception 2022 portal opens on 1 November until 15 January 2022.

Please visit the link below for further information regarding School Admissions:
Or you can telephone the Contact Centre on:  0345 600 6400