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Welcome to the Family Portal

To use this site you will need to first register (this is a new portal for the submission of school place applications, for Sept 2021 entry), then you can add and view applications for:

  • Secondary school places for Sept 2021 entry from 7 September 2020 (Closing date 31 October 2020)

  • Primary school places (inc. infant & junior) for Sept 2021 entry from 21 September 2020 (Closing date 15 January 2021)

Admissions Guidance here

Once the closing date has passed, it is no longer possible to apply online for a school place. If you need a paper application form, you can request a copy either by emailing school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk or contacting the Council's Service Centre on (0191) 520 5553. Alternatively, your child's current school may have a copy of the application form.

  • Free school meals - once your child attends school or has a confirmed school place. Guide is available here

  • Two Year Old Early Education Funding

Recommendations before using the Family Portal

  1. As there are a number of fields to complete, we recommend using a larger screen device, for example a PC, laptop or notebook.

  2. Supported web browsers are: v11 (32 & 64 bit); Safari; Google Chrome (latest version) and Edge.

The portal will timeout after 20 minutes. Your application will be saved each time the `next/continue' button is selected. If a timeout occurs you will need to login again to continue with your application.


You will need to create an account to use this Portal. Register here.

School place applications are now made on this system. Anyone who had previously submitted a school place application using the old system will need to register again, however ifyou have previously used this portal to apply for Free School Meals or Two Year Old Early Education Funding, simply log on as normal.