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Gosforth Central Middle School

Transition (Year 4 to Year 5)

Virtual Tour

Please find below a link to a virtual tour of our school which will provide you with a real flavour of what life is like at GCMS:




Key Dates

  • Open evening: Tuesday 3rd October 2023 - Letter
  • Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st October 2023
  • National offer day: Wednesday 1st March 2024
  • Transition evening for parents: 23rd May 2014
  • Robinwood information evening for parents: 25th June 2024
  • Transition dates: Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024


Applying for a Place at Middle School for September 2024

Please visit the link below from Newcastle City Council about applying for a place for your child to attend high school from September 2023:

Newcastle Council: Applying for transfer places

Please note that the deadline for making an application for September 2024 is midnight on 31st October 2023.


Transition Dates

During the summer term, Year 4 pupils who have accepted a place at Gosforth Central Middle School will have the opportunity to attend transition days, where they will learn all about our school, view the facilities, meet their new teachers and peers, and have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.

The dates for transition are:

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Thursday 4th July 2024

More information about the transition days can be found at the links below:

Y5 Transition Information  - Pupils from South Gosforth, Grange and Archbishop Runcie First                                                        Schools

 Y5 Transition Information – Pupils from all other schools


Transition Site and Google Classrooms

We have created a transition website for you and your child that will provide a wealth of information about life at GCMS and hopefully answer a number of questions you may have. A link to this site will be sent to you during the summer term, along with your child's Google email account and password details.

In order to further support transition, we provide additional transition activities on Google Classroom – these activities are all optional. We have been using Google Classrooms since the Coronavirus pandemic and have seen the benefits of children having access to school resources at home. We appreciate how important it is that parents are involved in the transition process with their child and believe that this is a great opportunity to allow for that.