The school has five classes organised by age into three stages, Foundation Stage Unit, which includes Nursery and Reception children, Key Stage 1, Year 1 and Year 2 children (5-7 year olds), and Key Stage 2 which includes all children in Years 3 – 6, (7-11 year olds).
We have an admission limit of 18 pupils per year group. Pre-school provision is provided in our fabulous Nursery (EYFS Unit). We offer free 15 and 30 hour provision for all 3 year olds. Additional sessions can be purchased and Nursery age children can also stay for lunch.
Most activities occur within the class structure although on occasions a mixed Key Stage system is used for some activities, we believe this helps foster co-operation and caring between children.
The Local Authority is currently admitting children in the September of the year in which they are five Parents of children moving into the area who are interested in a place are advised to visit us and in the first instance to contact the school and speak to the Head Teacher.
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.
Admitting Pupils with Disabilities
We do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children. As we do have limited access to the school building for disabled pupils, specific arrangements to cater for the pupil’s needs would need to be put in place as soon as possible, we would not delay admitting the pupil in order to make these arrangements.
Full details for 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.
If you would like any further information about applying for a place in our School or Nursery please contact us to arrange a visit or call in at the school office.
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.
View or download our SEND and Inclusion Policy, Equality and Anti-bullying Policy located in our School Policies section.
Nursery Admissions Application Forms (NA1 form) are available from the school office
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.