School Admissions

The present admission limit for our school is 30 per year group. We have one intake into Reception in September. If a child’s birthday falls between 1st September of the current year and the 31st August of the next year they will be admitted in the September of the current year.

In the Autumn Term, Durham County Council provide information about how parents can apply for school using their online service. Parents of all of our Nursery children will be notified and it is then up to parents to ensure that applications are made online or they must request a paper application form from Admissions which is to be returned directly to Durham County Council before the deadline in January.

The school cannot be held responsible for late admissions or lost forms. Please note: Attendance at our Nursery does not guarantee your child a place at our school.

You can apply through one of the following methods:

  • Complete a form through Durham County Council’s on-line admission system.
  • Request a form direct from School Admissions at:

School Admissions and Transport
Children and Adults Services
County Hall
County Durham
Tel: 03000 265 896

You will receive confirmation of a place the following April. If successful, your child will be invited into school during the term prior to starting for induction sessions and you will be invited to an Induction Evening in June.

It may not be possible to offer your child a place at your chosen school if that school receives more applications than it can take within its admission limit. Where this happens, places will be allocated according to the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Children in Public Care
  • Medical Reasons: Very exceptional medical factors directly related to school placement.
  • Sibling Links: Pupils who have a brother or sister already attending the preferred school or associated primary school on the same site and who is expected to be on roll at the school at the time of admission.
  • Distance: Pupils who live nearest to the preferred school. This will be based on the parents’ address. The Authority will, however, consider the overall availability of school places in an area to ensure that no children have an unreasonable distance to walk. This may override proximity to the preferred school.
  • Other Reasons

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.

Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions. To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Education Needs) follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school.  Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school.  You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs.  The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.