Headteacher: Julia Watkins

Tyne And Wear,
NE37 1HA


0191 9171665

Blackfell Primary School



If you are choosing a primary school we are always happy to meet possible new parents and children, but to make sure there is someone free to see you it is best to telephone first.

Admissions for the nursery aged children are dealt with by the Local Authority after registering your interest at our school office. Names for entry into the Nursery class are accepted from a child's second birthday. Please register with at our school office and bring your child's birth certificate and proof of address. Our Nursery serves the ‘catchment area’ of Blackfell, Holley Park, Ayton, Oxclose and Lambton, children normally attend a half day sessions (15 hours weekly) until the academic year when they will be 5 then they attend full time. We have 30 hour provision available for families eligible. Please contact the school office.

Once a child has a place in our school their phased induction in September will be over two weeks in accordance with the procedures recommended by the Local Authority. Full details about school admissions policies are contained in the booklet "Information for Parents", available free from Children’s Services in the Civic Centre (Telephone 520 5555).


Requests for admissions for the school are dealt by the Schools Admissions Department at the Civic Centre.


Admissions are made on line via the Sunderland LA web site

at the beginning of the school term.

E-mail -school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk

Sunderland Admissions Booklet 2022-2023

Deadlines for admissions vary from year to year and prospective parents need to check the closing date.  Meetings take place during late September/early October for prospective parents to look around the school before making their final preference.

Children are normally admitted to school in the September of the academic year in which their fifth birthday falls.

All other places further up the school are dealt with by application to the Civic Centre. Details can be found at the web site as above or phone admissions on 0191 5611425.