If you have a child who is due to start a primary, infant or junior school you can apply for a school place with the School Admissions Team


You can apply for a school place any time in the preference period. If you live outside Sunderland, you must apply to your home authority. This is normally the council that collects your council tax.



The quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online.


Information packs will be sent via the Local Authority to infant schools and primary schools in September and you should receive a letter explaining what to do.


Further information on admissions and appeals can be found by visiting


If you have any questions about making an application, or want some help, please contact the School Admissions Team on 0191 520 5553