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. Applications should be made via the School Admissions department at Northumberland County Council. Applications are to be made online. Applications for reception places for September 2021 are available online from 1st November 2020 and should be received by School Admissions by 15th January 2021. Parents will be notified of awarded places in April 2021. 

Some parents request that their children should attend a school outside their catchment area. Northumberland County Council aims to comply with parental requests, whenever space is available in the requested school. The Council’s Information for Parents Booklet provides full information about arrangements in Northumberland and copies are available from the Council:

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.