Applying for a Secondary School Place

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Parents MUST apply for a place at a mainstream secondary school in Gateshead by the end of October in the year before their child is due to start (even if they EHC Plan).

More information about how to apply for a mainstream secondary school place can be found on our website or by contacting the School Admissions Team on 0191 433 2757.

Young People with an Education, Health and Care Plan

From Year 9 onwards, young people in Gateshead with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are supported at annual review meetings to identify their aspirations for adulthood. Their EHCP will become more focused on what support they need to help them prepare for adulthood and to become as independent as possible.

Preparing for Adulthood – information for parents/carers of young people with SEN and an EHC plan