Main School Admissions
The Governing Body of Morpeth All Saints Church of England Voluntary Aided First School is the Admissions Authority for the school and they intend to admit up to 45 pupils to the reception year group in September 2019/2020. This arrangement follows consultation between the governing body, the LA, all other schools in the area and all other Admission Authorities in the area. The school is open to receive applications for admissions from the parents of all children.
When is a child required to start school?
The School Admissions Code requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all
children in the September following their fourth birthday. However, a child is not required to start school until they have reached compulsory school age following their fifth birthday. For summer born children this is almost a full school year after the point at which they could first be admitted.
What flexibility is there for parents who don’t feel their child is ready to start school in the
September following their fourth birthday?
Some parents may feel their child is not ready to start school in the September following their fourth birthday. You can decide that your child attends part-time until he/she reaches compulsory school age, or that the date your child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the same academic year. Your child must, however, start school full time in the term after its fifth birthday.
In year admissions are those that take place other than at the normal time of entry to the school.
The admissions team co-ordinates the transfer process on behalf of schools in Northumberland, including academies, voluntary aided and trust.
To transfer schools you must complete an 'In Year' application form. If you are unable to complete this form a paper copy is available by contacting the school admissions team:
Northumberland County Council
Northumberland NE61 2EF
Tel: 01670 624889
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils commence in our Nursery the term after their third birthday. Please complete a registration form; you may either download the form below, telephone, email or visit the main school office to receive one. We hold your application on file and 3 months before your child is due to commence we will write and invite you to one of our opening mornings. These events are held in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Your child will then have the opportunity to attend a taster session before they commence.
We are also able to offer a number additional paid top up nursery sessions - for further information please see section below. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.
30 hours of free childcare for eligible families
From September 2016 to July 2017 Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School has taken part in the Northumberland County Council pilot scheme to operate 30 hours free childcare for eligible families. However, following a full appraisal we are unable to offer this provision from September 2017. We will, however, review this provision in July 2018. We will continue to provide our existing 15 hour entitlement and also operate under our community powers a number of paid additional top up sessions.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Further information on availability of 30 hour places can be found at:
Due to a pressure on places within the middle schools in the Morpeth Partnership, the Governing Body of the Three Rivers Multi-Academy Trust will be increasing places at Chantry Middle School from September 2018; details of this will be published on the Trust’s website.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page