Archibald welcomes the opportunity to show prospective parents around school to provide a glimpse into life in our Early Years Unit and the school.

Parents of children due to start school or Nursery in the next academic year are always welcome to contact us to arrange a visit. Please see the Prospective Parents page for further information.

School oversees admissions for Nursery whilst Newcastle Local Authority coordinates the admission process for all school reception places of children living in Newcastle. Click here to access Newcastle Local Authority information regarding admission into Reception Classes.

Parents who wish to make an in-year application for a Newcastle school must apply using Newcastle City Council’s ‘In-Year application form’. For In-Year Transfer information please click here.

A copy of the admissions policy which applies to all admissions into our school can be accessed via these links:

“There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2025/2026 must be made by 15 May 2024”.

AFS Admission Policy 2023-24

The Newcastle City Council website at contains further information for school admissions.


Information about the Appeals process and the timescales can be found here Appeals for school places | Newcastle City Council.