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.

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

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

September 2023 Entry

Following consultation, details of our admissions arrangements for entry in September 2023 can be found here HLT Admissions Policy – for September 2023 admissions onwards (PDF).

Preference forms for all children are also available from schools, Children’s Services in County Hall, Morpeth or the County Council’s website using the link above.

Telephone enquiries should be made to Northumberland County Council on 0345 6006400.
If you would like to speak to the school directly, please telephone Reception on 01434 610300.

Please Note: You should only complete a Northumberland Common Application Form if you live in Northumberland. If you live in another Local Authority area you must apply to your Home Local Authority.

Please click below to view the Northumberland County County Admissions Leaflet 2023-24.

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