Joining Our School

We look forward to welcoming your child into the Belford Primary School and Pre-School.

Children who become four years old on or before the 31st August may be admitted into school at the beginning of the academic year, which begins in September. The first step is to come and have a look around our school during a school day and meet the Headteacher. It is helpful to see the children at work and perhaps meet your child's future teachers, if they are free.

The next step is to fill in an admission form. These will be available on the Council website in September one year before your child’s starting date and should be returned to the LEA by the date specified. The link below will take you to the Local Authority admissions website:

Northumberland County Council - School admissions, places & appeals


If your application is unsuccessful you would be told by the LEA of your options including your right to appeal and/or the opportunity to put your child’s name on our waiting list.