Whilst the Governing Body of High Tunstall College of Science is the admissions authority for this school, the Governing Body commissions Hartlepool Borough Council to undertake the administration of the admissions on its behalf.

The school’s admissions policies can be found below.  For further information and definitions please refer to the ‘Education in Hartlepool’ booklet which are available here.

Throughout the year we receive requests for pupils to join High Tunstall College of Science in different year groups.  All such transfers are dealt with by the Local Authority and the Headteacher.  Decisions concerning transfers depend upon the number of pupils already on roll in the requested year group.  Due to increasing pressure on numbers, places are not guaranteed if the year group is already full.

Applications Online:

To apply on-line, simply enter the site by clicking here, and follow the step-by-step instructions.  Please note, only Hartlepool residents can apply through the Hartlepool site.  If you reside outside of Hartlepool, please apply to your home authority (i.e. the council which you pay your council tax to).

The benefits of applying online are:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Change your application at any time until the deadline for receiving applications
  • Your application will automatically be confirmed by e-mail
  • Find out on-line which school place we have offered your child
  • Register that you still have an interest in a school

The online admissions site has undergone some security enhancements which include a change to the allocation of passwords and general registration process.  It may therefore be necessary for some previous users of this system to re-register with the site in order to comply with the enhanced security.

*If you would prefer to submit your application on a paper application form, please download the application form here or contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523768.

In Year School Admissions (Transfers)

Hartlepool Council Admissions Team co-ordinate in year admissions for all primary and secondary schools within the town.  An in year admission is when a parent wishes to apply for a place at a school that is not during normal rounds of entry (eg Reception – starting primary school or Year 7 – moving from primary to secondary school).  Should you wish to apply to transfer to our school, please complete and return a form which can be found by clicking on the following link  :

Contact Us:

Should you require any further assistance in relation to secondary school admissions please contact School Admissions on 01429 523768, or email