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The Local Authority is responsible for the admission criteria for all Community schools. As a result of a review, from September 2003, the council's Cabinet agreed that the catchment system should be stopped and replaced by a cluster system. A cluster is a group of primary schools (including infant and junior schools) which feed into a single secondary school. All Community secondary schools and some Academies now have cluster primary schools.
If you have a child who is due to start a primary, infant or junior school in Reception or Year 3 in September 2017 or a secondary school in Year 7 in September 2017 you can apply for that place from using the above link.
Secondary admission preference period begins on 12 September 2016 and ends on 31 October 2016. Any forms received after this date will be considered after those received on time. Acceptance forms should be returned by 24 March 2017. Appeals are held from May to July 2017.
Primary admission preference period begins on 26 September 2016 and ends on 16 January 2017. Acceptance forms should be returned by 5 May 2017. Appeals are held from June - July 2017.
If you have any further questions about admission arrangements please contact:-
Sunderland City Council Customer Services on:-
Telephone: 0191 520 5553
All natural mothers, except where the child is subsequently adopted
All natural fathers married to the child's mother at the time of birth, or subsequently
Natural fathers who are not married to the child's mother may obtain parent responsibility by:-
Guardians appointed by will or agreement
All persons holding a residence order
Where there is a Placement Order in force the Adoption Agency share parental responsibility with the birth mother\father and the prospective adoptors once the chid is placed with them but the Adoption Agency decides how the parental responsibility is exercised
There is a presumption of paternity when a couple are married but this can be rebutted, for example through DNA testing.