Admissions for September 2024: We are full in Year 7 for September 2024 

You will find out on Friday 1st March 2024 whether you have been given a place for your child at LHS via North Tyneside Admissions. You will have until 15th March to accept or reject this place. The process is explained here: 

You can call us from Friday 1st March or email us at to check whether we have your child's name on our list, which we have received from North Tyneside Admissions.

North Tyneside Admissions will then hold the waiting list; you will need to contact them directly about this (we do not hold the list). This waiting list will be held with them until December 2024. Places on the waiting list will have the oversubscription criteria applied ie distance from school. The last child to be admitted under distance criteria for admissions in March 2023 lived 2.1 miles from the school. 

The appeals process will start in April/May and runs up to the end of the summer term. Last year we had 24 appeals cases heard. 

In Year Applications / School Spaces

The only year groups in which we currently (as of 22.12.23) have spaces are current Year 8 and 11. However, we are NOT admitting to either of these year groups. We have had a high number of in year applications to Year 8 but we cannot admit further as we are not adequately staffed to be at 100% of PAN (we are currently staffed for 98%). We will be staffed for a full complement of 900 students in September 2024.

We have no spaces in Year 7, 9 or 10.

You can find the most recent vacancy information across all North Tyneside schools here:

North Tyneside Admissions deal with in year transfers; you will need to follow the guidance here:


Year 6 Parent FAQs

We wanted a place for our child but have not been offered one - why not?

We are expecting to be oversubscribed in 2024 due to our increasing popularity. Distance to school and/or whether you are living in our catchment area is therefore a large factor in admissions this year. We have had previous years where everyone who wanted a place received one, as we had not reached our PAN (published admission number) of 180 in each year group. This year we appear to have exceeded that number significantly, so if you live out of catchment or further away and have named us as your first preference, unfortunately the equal preference / oversubscription criteria applies. Please refer to page 34 in the admissions guide here:

The instructions will be in your offer letter/email regarding the confirmation of places, how to accept/reject places and how to appeal against a decision.

You have until March 15th to accept/reject your place.

North Tyneside is our admissions authority; we do not deal with admissions independently. Any queries should be directed to  

Follow the steps and timeline here:


How do I ensure my child is on a waiting list for a place? How will I know where they are on that list?

We do not hold this information as a school; this is managed by North Tyneside admissions.


Who are your main primary feeder schools?

We take students from over 20 primary schools across North Tyneside. Students are coming to us in 2024 from the following schools: Amberley, Backworth Park, Bailey Green, Balliol, Benton Dene, Burradon, Forest Hall, Holystone, Ivy Road, Shiremoor, St Bart's, St Mary's, St Stephen's, Westmoor.


Further information

Detailed below are the admission arrangements that were determined by the Governing Body of Longbenton High School in accordance with the School Admission Code 2014.

For further information about school admission arrangements in North Tyneside contact the Access Team:

Tel: (0191) 6438724