Berwick Middle School

Lovaine Terrace, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1LA

Berwick Middle School

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Admissions to Middle, High and Secondary Schools Sept 2023



Northumberland County Council School Admissions Handbook 2023-24



12 September 2023: E-admissions portal opens.

Information and Handbooks available on the Council’s website using the link below


31 October 2023: Closing Date for Applications: E-admission portal closes at 12 midnight.

Applications received after this date are considered late and will not be processed until all 'on time' applications have been allocated.

1 March 2024: Parents notified of the outcome of their applications for school places


15 March 2024: Last date for offers to be rejected by parents.


Applications received after 31st October will be classed as 'late' and will not be processed until all 'on time' applications have been allocated.


Parents can request a paper form from the admissions team by email:




If you return your application after 31 October 2023 your application will be considered as late (unless exceptional circumstances exist). You should be aware that this will reduce your chance of being allocated a place at your preferred school. 

Parents returning their application after 31 October 2023 must give a reason why their application was late.

If the application is submitted before 22 November 2023, the Admission Authority will consider your reasons and - if they are exceptional - they will consider your application along with those received on time (please ensure you provide supplementary evidence).

Applications which are not deemed to be exceptional will not be processed until after 1 March 2024.  You will not be notified of the outcome of your late application until after 20 April 2024.

If you are applying late the portal will be closed and you will need to complete the form below:

Link to online Schools Application Form


Wednesday 1 March 2024 is the national offer day for September 2024 middle, high and secondary school places.

Due to the high number of offers, school admissions will be unable to accept all phone calls. Calls will be managed mainly by the Northumberland Council contact centre staff. 


If you have applied online, you can log on to the Portal on 1 March and find out the school your child has been offered, you will also receive an email confirming the offer.

If you are refused a place at your preferred school(s) you will receive a refusal letter. This will be sent to you on 1 March 2024. This will contain important information about why you were refused and what the next steps are. The letter will also inform you of the appeal process, and tell you where you have been offered a place.

Please do not phone School Admissions.

We will not be able to give you any information over the phone. 

If you have any further queries you can email School Admissions at

Due to the high volume of emails we receive during this time, it may take up to 10 working days to respond to your email.