These admission policies have been formally adopted by the Local Governing Committee (LGC) of St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School. The Local Governing Committee  is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions arrangements.

For further information please read our full Admissions Policies using the links below.

St Matthew’s Jarrow Admissions Policy 2023-24

St Matthew’s Jarrow Admissions Policy 2024-25

St Matthew’s Jarrow Admissions Policy 2025-26

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form (click here) and returning it to 

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission policy, will be applied.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs Young or Mrs Taynor-Richardson in the School Office.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority who can be contacted at 

South Tyneside Admissions Timetable

2023-24 Primary Admissions Timetable – South Tyneside