School Admissions

School Admissions

Choosing a new school for your child is one of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent and we hope that we will be your first choice. We welcome all children, regardless of background, religion, ethnicity, Special educational needs or disability and strive to make transition to our school as smooth and supportive as possible. We achieve this by working closely with each child and their parents and a child’s previous school or other multi-agency professionals.

For pupils with special educational needs or 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.

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.

You are more than welcome to visit us before you make your decision. The admission limit for the number of pupils in each year group at our school is 30. St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School provides education for children aged 3-11 years old.

If you would like further information about applying for a place in our school or about SEND please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Donnelly or Mrs Murray on 01388 762 889 or email us at

Applying for a school place

Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions. The application can be downloaded from this website and returned via email or post. Applications should not be made to the school directly.

To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.

You can also view the Admission Policy in the School Policies section of our website.