Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014

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School tables released today reveal just how popular schools across the North East are with parents and guardians.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for The Journal show how many applications were made for schools in the region for September 2014, as well as the number of places available.

Topping the table of secondary schools across the region is Kings Priory School in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, where there were 134 applications made for just 25 places.

This meant, on average, there were more than five applications for every place at the school.

In Newcastle, St Mary’s Catholic School topped the popularity poll, clocking up 537 applications for 196 available places - this worked out at an average of 2.7 applications per place.

Heaton Manor had more applications from parents and guardians at 608, but the school had 310 places up for grabs, working out at an average of two applications per place.

The most sought after primary school in the region was Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School, in the West End of Newcastle, with 210 applications for just 30 places, meaning there were seven applications per place.

To see the full tables of both secondary and primary schools in the region, go to


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