Admissions Arrangements

The school serves the areas of Killingworth, Westmoor, Holystone, Backworth and Shiremoor. Admissions to the school are organised by the Local Authority.

All parents of students attending local primary schools will be given the opportunity to express a preferred choice of high school during the autumn term. The school has excellent links with local primary schools to enable students to become familiar with the high school and its staff. Staff from George Stephenson High School regularly visit the primary schools, and students from the primary schools will have many opportunities to visit our school and will undertake a wide range of transition activities in the high school.


Parents will be invited to school for an Open Evening, and we also hold regular open morning and afternoons throughout the year. All parents will be invited to attend a one to one appointment with a member of the Leadership Team in July to help prepare their child for the transition to our school. Any parent who wishes to visit the school at any other time is very welcome to do so. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment. Parents outside the catchment area, who are considering applying to the school for a place for their child, are invited to contact the School Office to make arrangements for a visit.

Determined School Admission Arrangements for September 2019

Admission Arrangements for 2019/20

Detailed below are the admission arrangements that were determined by the Governing Body of George Stephenson High School on Wednesday 7th February 2018 in accordance with the School Admission Code 2014.

Determined Coordinated Admission Scheme Middle and High Schools 2019.pdf

Appeals Timetable 2018/19.

6th Form Admissions Policy 2019 GSHS.pdf

Determined Admission Policy Middle and High Trust Schools September 2019.pdf

Further information 

An objection to the determined admission arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2018. 

View information about the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by following the link below: 

Or email: osa.team@osa.gsi.gov.uk 

For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team by: 

Tel: (0191) 6438724 

Email: school.admissions@northtyneside.gov.uk

6th Form Admissions Policy 2018 [click here]

Determined Admission Policy for Middle and High Learning Trust Schools for September 2018 [click here]

Determined Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme Middle and High Schools 2018  [click here]

Appeals Timetable 2017-18 [click here]