Starting School
Do you have a child who will be 5 on or between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017?
If so, you need to complete an application for a school place so that your child can start school in September 2016.
From 12 September 2015 you can apply online at You will also be able to access a copy of the guide for parents “Primary School Admissions in County Durham 2016/17” 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 and Transport 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 2016.
The School Admissions and Transport Team.
Telephone 03000 265 896.