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 and further information can be found in the school Admissions Policy that can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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.
Our School Admissions
How do I go about getting a place for my child?
In the first instance you should contact the Primary School Admissions Team at County Hall Durham. You can find information about applying for school places on Durham County Council Website.
We are a mainly two-form entry school and currently we have 298 pupils on roll including Nursery. We aim to encourage as many of our nursery pupils as possible to move through our Early Years classes in order to ensure learning is a continuous and progressive process. We also welcome children from a variety of other early years settings who we find adapt very quickly to the routines of Reception. In Nursery your child can attend for 15 hours all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning ,or Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday. We also offer 30 hours to eligible children all day Monday to Friday.
Children join our Reception Classes in September during the year of their fifth birthday. We are happy to take older children in at any time providing we have places available in the appropriate year group. Please contact school if you would like to take a look at our facilities, organisation etc. We have a thorough and carefully planned induction programme for new starters, details of which we include in our Early Years Brochure. We provide information for parents of children who are due to start school well in advance of September each year.
If you have a pre-school child, and you would like to come and look around the school please ring 0191 3780038 to make an appointment. It will be lovely to meet you. Parents will be notified in the following February as to the offer of a school place, which will be made by the LEA in accordance with their published Admissions Criteria. Parents have the right of appeal against any refusal of admission.
We are now offering places for 30 hours flexible free entitlement to childcare/nursery education. This is in addition to our current 15 hours provision. The thirty hours entitlement is for working parents of 3/4 year olds. View our 30 hours free nursery entitlement provision page on our website.