Slaley First School serves the areas of Slaley, Blanchland and Minsteracres. Our school has an admission number of 10 pupils per year group.

It is now necessary for all parents to express a preference for the school they wish their child to attend. Usually, this is the appropriate school for their address. If you would like your child to attend Slaley First School, then applications should be made via the School Admissions department at Northumberland County Council.


Moving Schools (In-Year Transfer)

Families moving to the area or wishing to be considered for a place at Slaley First School must apply online through Northumberland County Council, further information can be found here. We currently have places available throughout school, including nursery.



Reception Entry Applications

Timetable for first and primary schools 

1 November 2021

Online applications
Online Admissions Portal for First and Primary school admissions will open on the 1st of November 2021.

The First and Primary Admissions handbook for 2022/2023 is available on the Northumberland County Council website, please see the link below:

You need to register as a new user if you haven't used the Portal before.  If you've forgotten your password, click on forgotten password link(for late applications see below).  You must complete an application for a place in a Reception class even if your child attends the school nursery or pre-school setting. 

Please be aware there are two school in Ponteland with similar names and addresses.  Ponteland Primary (Pele Trust) and Ponteland Community Primary (previously Ponteland Middle School).  Make sure you are careful about which school you select.

leaflet on how to apply  and portal user guidance to help you with your application

15 January 2022

Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority

15 April 2022

National Offer Day.  E-mails sent to those parents who applied online and who requested to be informed by email. 
Parents who applied on a paper form will have a letter sent out to them today

2 May 2022

Deadline for parents to refuse the school place.

8 May 2022

Any places that become available are allocated in criteria order (on time applicants)

29 May 2022

All remaining places allocated on a first come first serve basis.

31 December 2022

No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.


Tel. no. 01670 624889 or Email:

Children who attend Slaley First School usually transfer at the age of 9 and above to Corbridge Middle School or St. Joseph's Middle School and then at the age of 13 and above to Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham. A common application form for transfer is completed in the Autumn term prior to transition to the Middle School.

Online Admissions Portal for middle, high and secondary schools will be open on the 12th of September 2021. Please follow the link below.