Admission Arrangements

Admission Arrangements

Admissions Consultation 2025/26

Ayresome Primary School is formally consulting on a proposal to the admissions policy for the 2025/26 academic year. These include a change to the distance criteria wording, supporting sections and an additional definition added for looked after and previously looked after children. These changes also reflect the proposed changes to the Middlesbrough Local Authority admissions policy for 2025/26.

A copy of the proposed policy is below.

Ayresome Primary School Admissions Policy 2025-26 for consultation
Letter to stakeholders 2025-26 admissions consultation Ayresome
Letters to parents admissions consulation 25-26

Admission Arrangements

As an academy we follow Middlesbrough Council Admissions procedures for children who are statutory school age, and this is managed centrally by Middlesbrough Council. This includes the normal admissions round, in-year applications and appeals.

We have 90 places per year group from Reception to Year 6.

We have a 52 place nursery, both morning and afternoon.

We also have a 16 place two year old setting, both morning and afternoon.

Further details can be obtained from our school office, or by visiting Middlesbrough Council’s School Admissions pages below.


Normal Admissions Round

For more information on the normal admissions round, please visit Middlesbrough Council’s website page at the link below:


In-Year Applications

For more information on in-year applications please, visit Middlesbrough Council’s website page at the link below:



For more information on appeals and a timetable for organising and hearing admission appeals, please visit Middlesbrough Council’s website page at the link below:


Secondary places need applying for each October when children are in Year 6. If you need support please contact school and we can support with paperwork.


Please see below our Admissions Policy

Ayresome Primary School Admissions Policy 2024-25
Ayresome Primary School Admissions Policy 2025-26

Admission enquiries

Post: School Admissions, Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough House, 50 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RH

Admissions team

Helen Oliver
School Admissions Manager
Phone: 01642 201889

Christopher Rumsey
Admissions Officer – primary transfers
Phone: 01642 201890

Debbie Robson
Admissions Officer – secondary transfers
Phone: 01642 201891

Kathryn Newman
Assistant Admissions Officer
Phone: 01642 729544


Ethnic Minority Achievement Team

The Ethnic Minority Achievement Team offers support with completing school admission forms and educational assistance. The team provides support for new arrivals to Middlesbrough, Traveller, fair and circus pupils, and those for whom English is an additional language.

The Ethnic Minority Achievement Team are located in Newport Community Hub and always welcome enquiries.

Phone: 01642 201881
Visit: Newport Community Hub, St Paul’s Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ