Applications for school admissions 2018/19

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Under the freedom of information act, I kindly request the following information:

The number of applications received for school admissions 2018/19 for each of the middle and high/secondary schools in the Ponteland, Prudhoe and Hexham Partnership of Schools. Please break this down by individual school and then as follows:

1. The number of applications for each school by 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice

2. For 1st choice school, the selected reason for choice e.g. SEN, catchment, sibling etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Alan Chapman

Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to school
admissions 18/19 in Ponteland, Prudhoe and Hexham Partnerships.

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The number of applications received for school admissions 2018/19 for each
of the middle and high/secondary schools in the Ponteland, Prudhoe and
Hexham Partnership of Schools. Please break this down by individual school
and then as follows:
1. The number of applications for each school by 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice
 
2. For 1st choice school, the selected reason for choice e.g. SEN,
catchment, sibling etc.
Hexham Partnership
Corbridge Middle
75 - First 
16 - Second 
21 - Third 
0- Fourth
Of those:
1- LAC
49- Catchment
3- Greater Catchment
5- Sibling
3- Feeder
14- Distance only
Hexham Middle
92 - First
39 - Second
8 - Third
1 - Fourth
Of those:
2 - LAC
74 - Catchment
1 - Greater Catchment SIbling
5 - Sibling
1 - Feeder
9 - Distance only
St Joseph's
71- First
40 - Second
3 - Third
0 -  Fourth
St Joseph's rank their own criteria
Queen Elizabeth High School
300 - First
26 - Second
7 - Third
0 - Fourth
Of those:
4 - SEN
6 - LAC
205 - Catchment
26 - Sibling
59 - Feeder
Ponteland Pyramid
Ponteland Middle:
Northumberland Residents:
92 - First
3- Second
10 - Third
5 - Fourth
Newcastle Residents:
24 - First
7 - Second
2 - Third
8 - Fourth
Ponteland Middle now rank their own criteria.
Richard Coates School:
3 - First
3 - Second
1 - Third
0 - Fourth
(They will carry over the 15 in current Year 4)
Richard Coates School rank their own criteria
Ponteland High:
Northumberland Residents:
180 - First
13 - Second
11 - Third
3 - Fourth
Of those:
144 - Catchment
10 - Sibling
20 - Feeder
6 - Distance only
Newcastle Residents:
102 - First
11 - Second
1 - Third
0 - Fourth
We do not have the criteria for the Newcastle children yet, we will get
this when we cross-cordinate
Prudhoe Pyramid
Highfield Middle:
87 - First
10 - Second
0 -Third
0- Fourth
Of those:
1 - LAC
79 - Catchment
1 - Greater Catchment Sibling
1 - Greater Catchment
3 - Feeder
2 - Distance only
Ovingham Middle:
72 - First
28 - Second
0 - Third
0 - Fourth
Of those:
1 - LAC
50 - Catchment
2 - Greater Catchment Sibling
16 - Greater Catchment
3 - Feeder
Prudhoe Community High:
174 - First
22 - 2nd
5 - Third
2 - Fourth
Of those:
170 - Catchment
2 - Sibling
2 - Distance only
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Northumberland
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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your swift response to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Alan Chapman