To apply for a place at Wooler First School, please contact school admissions at Northumberland County Council.  Here you find relevant forms and details of key dates to submit applications.  The school is unable to access or process admission information on your behalf.

As soon as the Admissions Team informs us that your child has a place with us, we will contact you and make the necessary arrangements to welcome your child into school.


If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Wooler First School, you are entitled to appeal that decision. 

The responsibility for appeal arrangements rests with Northumberland County Council. If you would like to appeal, you can access the school appeal form here, or contact the admissions team for a form. Please note, an appeal form should only be completed if your child has been refused a place at a school. Please read the school appeals guidance for parents before completing the form.

When completed, the appeal form should be returned to:

Democratic Services
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF. 

Appeals are heard by an independent panel and a decision is made by an appeal committee as to whether or not to offer a school place. The decision is binding on the admissions authority.

If your appeal for a community school is unsuccessful, you may not appeal for the same school within one calendar year, unless there has been a material change in your circumstances.

Acceptance of a place at a school does not affect your right to appeal for a place at another school.

However, if you decide to appeal for any of your preferences, it is wise to secure a place for your child at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful, because secondary transfer appeals are normally heard during the second half of the summer term.

By this time, there will be very few alternative schools with vacancies, but we are always willing to discuss alternative schools with vacancies at any stage in the process.