Admissions Arrangements

Admissions Arrangements

Bede Academy is a 3-19 all through Academy with Emmanuel Schools Foundation Multi Academy Trust (ESF MAT) as the admitting authority. The Academy participates fully in the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission schemes all admissions. All applications for places must be made directly to Northumberland County Council on the appropriate Common Application Form (CAF). The CAF and supporting information will be available electronically on Northumberland Country Council’s website (www.northumberland.gov.uk) or in paper form on request from Northumberland County Council.

Consultation

Bede Academy last consulted on its Admissions Arrangements for 2019 entry. The consultation ran from 9 October 2017 to 20 November 2017 and the following report was published:

Catchment Area

The catchment area for admission to the Primary Years (Reception to Year 6) is not the same as the catchment area for the Secondary Years (Years 7-11). The Secondary catchment is larger and includes all of the Primary catchment within it.

Primary Years
Secondary Years
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Northumberland County Council has an online system to identify catchment schools. To use the digital map system, you enter your postcode and select the appropriate school options. Please click here to use this map.

Annual Admissions Key Dates

  • Year 7
  • Reception
  • Waiting Lists
  • Appeals

Date of Birth:  01/09/2009 – 31/08/2010
Opening Date NCC Online Apps: 12 September 2020
Open Evening: TBC
Closing Date: 31 October 2020
Release of Places (Parents Notified) date is 1 March 2021 and Last Date for Offers to be accepted date is 15th March

Date of Birth:  01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017
Opening Date NCC Online Apps: 1 November 2020
Open Evening: TBC
Closing Date: 15 January 2021
Release of Places (Parents Notified): 16 April 2021 Last Date for Offers to be accepted: 1 May 2021

Bede Academy operates a waiting list for children wishing to join the Academy. Each added child will require the list to be re-ranked in line with our published over-subscription criteria.

Year 7 admissions appeals for September 2021 intake:

  • The deadline for receipt of appeals is 30 March 2021.
  • Appeals will be heard between May – June 2021.
  • Parents will be given 10 school days’ notice of the date of their appeal hearing.

Reception admissions appeals for September 2021 intake:

  • The deadline for receipt of appeals is 17 May 2021.
  • Appeals will be heard between May – July 2021.
  • Parents will be given 10 school days’ notice of the date of their appeal hearing.
  • Decision letters from admissions appeals will be sent within five school days of the hearings wherever possible.

Note:

For late applications for both Year 7 and Reception and appeals outside the normal admissions round, the hearing will take place no more than 30 school days after the appeal is lodged.