QEHS Admissions Information

The school’s admission limit is 306 in each year group.

The school’s official catchment area is a large one, extending north/south from Humshaugh to Blanchland and east/west from Riding Mill to Hexham.

Following consultation, details of our admissions arrangements for entry in September 2024 can be found here Admissions Policy (PDF).

Information on how to apply is available from the Northumberland County Council Website.

If you would like more information about the application process, please contact the admissions team at Northumberland County Council via email at schooladmissions@northumberland.gov.uk or telephone on 01670 624889. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone at QEHS, please contact the school office on 01434 610300 or email admin@qehs.net.
 

A full list of postcodes in our catchment can be viewed here

How to Apply for a Place at Queen Elizabeth High School

You are able to apply for a high school place now. Applications for Queen Elizabeth High School, and other Northumberland high schools, are managed by the admissions team at Northumberland County Council. Details of the application process can be found by clicking here.

If you do not apply for a place and you are resident in Northumberland you will be allocated to a school after all other applications have been allocated. You will only be allocated to your catchment school if there are still places available. If there are no spaces, you will be allocated the nearest school which has places available.

If you would like more information about the application process, please contact the admissions team at Northumberland County Council via email at schooladmissions@northumberland.gov.uk or telephone on 01670 624889. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone at QEHS, please contact the school office on 01434 610300 or email admin@qehs.net.

Admission to Queen Elizabeth High School Sixth Form (Years 12-13)

Queen Elizabeth High School Sixth Form is open to all students who are able to meet the entry requirements for our courses. We are proud of the number of our existing students who choose to stay on into the Sixth Form. We are also delighted at the number of students from other schools who choose to join our Sixth Form and how well and quickly they integrate into the life of the school.

Hadrian Learning Trust sets academic entry criteria for the Sixth Form. This is the same for both internal and external places. The minimum entry requirement for the Sixth Form is five 9 to 4 (or A* to C) grades including a 4 or better in English Language (N.B. a Level 2 pass or above in BTEC/OCR courses counts as one GCSE).

If students achieve this minimum entry requirement there will be a range of courses they can take in the Sixth Form. Some of our courses have additional entry requirements, which are explained fully in our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Ensuring that students are on the right courses is central to our advice and application process for the Sixth Form. This process has a number of steps:

NovemberSixth Form Open Evening and Sixth Form Prospectus published
JanuaryTaster Day: students have a full day sampling Sixth Form courses
FebruaryOne to one interviews for students with a senior member of staff; students make their option choices
AugustGCSE results and review of option choices against entry requirements
SeptemberOpportunity to change options before term starts

For students considering joining the Sixth Form from other schools, we would encourage you to participate in this process as early as possible. Please contact our Sixth Form Team on 01434 610312 or sixthform@qehs.net.

Key Dates for 2023

Tuesday
12 September 2023
Online Admissions Portal for middle, high and secondary schools will be open on the 12th of September 2023.
https://schadm.northumberland.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/en

(You need to register as a new user if you haven’t used the Portal before.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click on forgotten password link– (for late applications see below)
leaflet on how to apply  and portal user guidance to help you with your application

Tuesday
31 October 2023
Closing date for all applications to be received by the Local Authority
Friday
1 March 2024
National Offer Day – Parents notified online of the outcome of their applications for school places
Friday
15 March 2024
Deadline for parents to refuse the school place.
Friday
22 March 2024
Any places that become available are allocated in criteria order (on time applicants)
Wednesday
17 April 2024
All remaining places allocated on a first come first serve basis
Tuesday
31 December 2024
No waiting lists held by the Local Authority after this date.

QEHS School Information Guide 2023-24

To download a PDF version of the 2023-24 School Information Guide, click here.

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