This Admissions Policy has been formally adopted by the governing body of the above Catholic primary school in Central Durham. In each school the governing body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.
The Planned Admission Number for this school is 17 pupils to the Reception Year group in September 2016. The Admissions Policy Criteria will be applied on an Equal Preference basis.
How and When to apply
Applications must be made on the Local Authority Common Application Form. All forms must be returned by the closing date set by Durham County Council.
Any applications received after the closing date will be accepted but considered only after those received by the closing date.
Children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan or a statement of Special Educational Need where the school is named as the most appropriate educational setting for the child will be admitted.
Where there are insufficient places available to meet all parental preferences, priority will be given to applications in the following order:
(First priority in each category will be given to children who will have older siblings attending the school in September 2018)
- Looked After Catholic Children in the care of a Local Authority or children that were looked after by the Local Authority and immediately after that became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order (see definitions).
- Catholic Children whose home address is within the parish (es) served by the school.
- Catholic Children whose home address is outside of the parish (es) served by the school.
- Looked After Children in the care of the Local Authority or children that were looked after by a Local Authority and immediately after that became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order (see definitions).
- Children, who are baptised or dedicated members of other Christian Churches.
- Children of other Faith traditions.
- Other children.
If applicants are seeking admission under criteria 5 or 6 above, they must provide a letter of support to confirm their church membership from their minister or faith leader.
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 additional information can be found on our website or download the complete Admissions Policy for this year and the next academic year in the School Policies section of our website.
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.