An admissions policy explains the arrangements for selection, oversubscription criteria and the application process for new children. Diamond Hall Junior School has adopted the LEA policy with regard to these admission arrangements - there is no separate policy for the school

The School Admissions general information, "Choosing a school" on the City of Sunderland website can be viewed by clicking on this  LINK .

Please click on the links below to view the brochure about admission to Primary and Secondary Schools in 2016-2017.

Admission to Primary 2016-2017

Admission to Secondary 2016-2017


Admission to Secondary School - September 2016

You can apply online for your child's Secondary School place at The online facility is open during the preference period - 14th September 2015 to 31st October 2015.  It is only possible to apply at this web address if you live in Sunderland.  If you live in another area you must apply through your home council.

When you apply online you will receive and email confirmation once your application has been received.  You will also receive an email notification regarding your child's school place on 1st March 2016 if you apply online.

You can also complete a paper application form which can be handed in at any of the Council's Customer Service Centres or your child's current school.  Please make sure you receive a receipt when you hand in your application form.  The application form may also be posted to the School Admissions Team.  If you apply on a paper application form, you will be informed of your child's school place by letter, which will be posted second class on 1st March 2016.

It is important that you submit you application as soon as possible.  Applications submitted after 31st October 2015 may not be considered until after those received on time have been dealt with and the opportunity of getting a place for you child at your preferred school(s) may be reduced.