Admission Arrangements

Please click the links below to view our admissions policies.

To apply for a place at a secondary school in South Tyneside, please see guidance from the local authority on their website.

The admission policies explain:

How we consider applications for each age group.

What parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend St Joseph’s.

Our arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply.

Our ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places).

How parents can find out about our school’s admission arrangements through our local authority.

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form which is available from and returning it to [email protected] or School Admissions team, Town Hall and Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023/2024, will be applied. St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn – Admission Policy 2023-24 Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs L Thompson via [email protected] You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority and contact information can be found at

St Joseph’s Catholic Academy Hebburn Admission Policy 2023-24

St Joseph’s Academy Hebburn Sixth Form Admission Policy 2023-24

Update pupil details or contact details Form

For Parental Information 2024-2025

St Joseph’s Academy Hebburn Admissions Policy 2024-25

Admissions appeals timetable 2024-25

St Joseph’s Catholic Academy Hebburn Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2024-25

For Parental Information 2025-2026

St Joseph’s Academy Hebburn Admissions Policy 2025-26

St Joseph’s Academy Hebburn Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2025-26