Blackhall Primary School has an admissions limit of 43 pupils per year group from Upper Foundation to Year 6.
Pre-School provision is based in our vibrant and inclusive Lower Foundation. Free flexible 15 hours provision is available for all 3-year-olds, and some children will be entitled to 30 hours of provision. We now provide provision for all 2 year olds and if you have a household income of under £16190 a year you are entitled to free childcare.
You can find out more about 30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility here.
If you have a child who will be 4 on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you need to complete an application for a school place so that your child can start school in September 2019. You can apply online at www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
You will also be able to access a copy of the guide for parents “PrimaryAndSecondarySchoolAdmissionGuide2020/21” which will contain essential information that will help you in making your application. If you cannot access the Council’s website please contact the School Admissions Team, using the details below, and you will be sent a copy of the guide for parents and an application form.
Please note that the deadline for applications is midnight on 15 January 2020. School Admissions and Transport Team – 03000 265 897.
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.
(For our Year 6 pupils, the Secondary school places application deadline is Wednesday 31 October 2018).
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.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.
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.