Admissions Policy

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The Local Authority is responsible for admissions to Egglescliffe School. The Published Admission Number for Year 7 is 235. Please read the Admissions Policy regarding detailed information for Egglescliffe School.

If the school is oversubscribed, i.e. there are more applications for Egglescliffe School than places available, places will be allocated in the following order:-

  1. . Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
  2. Pupils with a Special Education Need who are going through a statutory assessment and who have been identified as needing a ‘named’ mainstream school.
  3. Pupils who have a brother or sister permanently living at the same address, who are still at the school when the pupil begins.1
  4. Pupils permanently resident i.e., the address at which the child is registered for child benefit, who expresses a preference for that school (proof of address may be required) within the admission zone who have returned a Common Application Form by the closing date (31st October for Secondary applications and 15th January for Primary applications).
  5. Pupils who live closest to a particular school measured in a straight line “as the crow flies”.

Reference 1 Siblings in Sixth Form

If a parent applies for a place in Year 7 at Egglescliffe School and at the same time applies for a place in sixth form for an older child who has not previously attended Egglescliffe School, even if the older child is offered a place, this will not be classed as a sibling link. If you have a child who is attending Egglescliffe Sixth Form and will still be there when a younger brother or sister starts in the same school, this will be classed as a sibling link. If the older child is in Year 11 at Egglescliffe School and is transferring to sixth form (meeting the entry requirements) when the younger brother or sister starts at the school, this will be classed as a sibling link.

This policy is included in the ‘Admission to Secondary Schools’ information from Stockton Council, which also gives more detailed definitions of the criteria. The information is available at .

Throughout the year we receive requests for pupils to join Egglescliffe in different year groups. All such transfers are dealt with by the Local Authority and the Headteacher. Decisions concerning transfers depend upon the number of pupils already on roll in the requested year group. Due to increasing pressure on numbers, places are not guaranteed to parents moving into the school’s admission zone, if the year group is already full.

Please Note: Our admissions and appeals are administered by Stockton Borough Council not the school directly. If you have any queries please ring Admissions & Appeals on tel: 01642 526605 or email: