Burnside Primary School and Nursery
Reception & Nursery school tours
For those wanting to join our school from September 2022, we are pleased to welcome prospective Nursery and Reception parents to visit the school as we return to face-to-face tours.
We invite prospective parents to book an appointment to see all the exciting things that Burnside has to
For in-year admissions, families are invited to visit us once a formal offer of a place has been made by Northumberland Council.
Joining Burnside Nursery
Burnside Nursery offers learning within a teacher-led school setting for 3 and 4 year old children. All admissions to Nursery are managed by the school.
Find out more about joining our Nursery by telephoning 01670 736 052 and speaking with Mrs Shaw, Nursery Manager, Assistant Headteacher.
Joining Burnside School
Northumberland County Council manage all our admissions. Please use the link to apply for a place at Burnside.
Northumberland Council makes decisions for admissions to Burnside for pupils entering Reception to Year 6, in-line with all local community Primary schools. Parents who want their child to join Burnside should contact Northumberland Council to find out about admission arrangements and waiting lists.
Some children join Burnside from other local schools, from schools elsewhere in the UK or from overseas during the school year, all known as 'in-year' admissions.
60 children into each age group in Reception, years 1 & 2, organised into 2 classes. There are up to 30 pupils in each class.
60 children into each age group in years 3, 4, 5 & 6, organised into 2 classes. There may on occassion be up to 32 pupils in a class.
Children who are not offered a place in Reception, years 1 or 2, may have another chance to join Burnside from year 3 because there is a possibility of larger class sizes.
For all families in England:
31st August for the Autumn term (September – December)
31st December for the Spring term (January – March/April)
31st March for the Summer term (April – July)
For families where:
Additional eligibility applies to:
Funding is not dependent on receipt of other benefits
Funding can only be used for afternoon sessions during term time