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. 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.
Please see the details below if your child joins our school in the middle of an academic year.
If you are new to our school or join mid-way through a year we will do our best to help you settle in as quickly as possible.
- First Mrs Jackson will have a meeting with your parent/carer to discuss how we can best support transition. This may depend on your age or individual needs.
- Next Mrs Jackson will arrange for you to come in for a half day visit to meet your potential class teacher and the children. This is usually a morning visit where you will be brought by your parent/carer at 8.45am and collected at 12 noon.
- Next comes the important part. If you and you parent/carer are happy that our school is right for you they need to contact admissions at County Hall and when a place is allocated we will arrange a start date and if appropriate a phased induction.
- Once in school a Buddy or member of the school council will be asked to support you in school and help you with rules and routines until you settle in.
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.