Applying for a place in Reception for September 2021

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 will be eligible to start in Reception in September 2021. You can now apply for a school place.

Please note that you must make an application as there is no automatic transfer from Nursery to Reception.

Closing date for applications- 15th January 2021.

County are recommending making on-line applications, as many staff are working from home.

To do this, you will need to go to the parent portal:

You will need to create an account- see tab at top of page.

There are youtube guides to support:

  • Creating an account:

  • Applying for a place:

If you do wish to make a written application, forms can be downloaded from the County website and returned by post or email. See:

National Offer Day- 16th April 2021

If you applied on-line your child’s offer of a place will be emailed.

If you made a written application a letter will be sent to inform you.

Please speak to Miss Rooke if you would like to speak about applying for a Reception place and/ or need help with the application process.


We offer Nursery places for the morning, running from 8.30am-12.15pm, each Monday to Thursday. Places are given based upon when children turn three. 

Attendance at our Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception and the admission forms distributed by Durham County must be completed and returned to the County Council.

Admission to Primary School

Our pupil admission is Reception (Class 1), Y1 and Y2 (Class 2), Y3 and Y4 (Class 3), Y5 and Y6 (Class 4).  If you require a place for your child at our school please contact the admissions team at Durham County Council Durham School Places and Admissions based at County Hall. Please also see Durham County Council's admissions brochure attached below.

If you are considering applying for a place in our school you are very welcome to come and visit our school. We are very proud of our setting and are certain that you will be impressed.  If you would like to visit please contact Miss Smith in the school office.