Reception New Starters

September 2022

We would like to invite prospective parents into school for a tour of our Early Years setting and the wider school.

Prospective Parent visits have been scheduled for the following dates and times.

Tuesday 5th October 4.30 pm
Wednesday 13th October 4.30 pm – FULLY BOOKED
Monday 18th October 4.30 pm     

Tuesday 2nd November 4.30 pm
Wednesday 17th November 4.30 pm – FULLY BOOKED
Monday 29th November 4.30 pm – FULLY BOOKED

Monday 10th January 4.30 pm

These visits will be held in groups of up to 15 adults with two members of the school staffing team. The visits are for adults only and a maximum of two adults per family.

If you would like to book a visit on one of the above dates, please email with the dates you are able to join us and the number of spaces you require (1 or 2). The school admin team will be back in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm if you have a place and on which date.

In the meantime, we hope our ‘Welcome’ presentation gives you an insight into life at Archibald.

Welcome to Archibald Presentation

For Reception school places click here to find out how places were allocated in previous years. For information, this will also show that on the distance criteria for 2020 this was 0.47 of a mile and in 2021 it was 0.52 of a mile. Please consider this in relation to your home address.

Phone: 0191 285 1957


We look forward to meeting you and your child on your visit.

Applications 2022

Applications for September 2022 will be available to the public from the beginning of  September 2021 via the Newcastle City Council webpage.  Parents are encouraged to use ALL FOUR preferences, apply online and apply on time.

Closing date:  12:00 noon 15 January 2022.

Please note that applications must be submitted to the Local Authority and not to the school. School places are offered directly from the Local Authority.