Parents in South Tyneside who are yet to apply for a primary school place are being reminded that the deadline to submit their application is looming.

The deadline for applications for a primary, infant or junior school place for September 2021 is 4.30pm on Friday 15 January.

The easiest way to apply for a school place is online by visiting

Deputy Leader, Councillor Joan Atkinson, said: “While I appreciate people will have celebrated a different sort of Christmas this year, I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing time over the festive period.

“With the festivities now over, this is the perfect time to sort out the important tasks that may have been overlooked in the run-up to Christmas.

“I would encourage parents and carers to fill in the admissions form online before the deadline. Failure to do so could seriously jeopardise the chances of securing a place for their child at their preferred school.”

To speak to someone about school admissions, call (0191) 424 7706 or email

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