Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust is the admissions authority and is responsible for determining the admission policy.

The local authority coordinates the admissions process on behalf of the Trust.

The administration and operation of the admission policy is delegated by the Trust to the Local Governing Committee.

To arrange a visit to our school please contact our school office on 01670 822389 or send an email to

[email protected]



Parents wishing for their child to attend St Bede’s Nursery do so by applying to the school using a Nursery application form.

Nursery Application Form | PDF | 424KB

Whole School

Parents wishing for their child to join the Reception or other older classes of school apply using the Northumberland County Council admissions team.

In-Year Admissions

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 and returning it to Northumberland County Council school admissions.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission policy will be applied. 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.

St Bede's Admissions Policy 2022-2023 | PDF | 770KB

Supplementary Form 2022-2023 | PDF | 433KB

St Bede's Admission Policy 2024-2025