Welcome to Langley Park Primary School’s website.
This website has been developed to give you an insight into how our school is organised and what goes on.
We are incredibly proud of our past from ‘Billy Elliot’ to Sir Bobby Robson but at the heart of everything we do is the future – the children in our care.
We aim to create a happy, secure environment where children can learn with enjoyment to ensure they will grow up to be respectful, courteous and caring.
At Langley Park Primary School we understand that for children to realise their full potential there must be a partnership between home and school.
We hope that this website will reinforce this link and provide useful information for all those interested in our school.
Should you require any further information about the school, or to request a hard copy of any of the policies or documents on the website then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help in any way we can.
Mr Dan Walton – Headteacher
Our Awards & Achievements
We are immensely proud of our awards and achievements over the years.
How we are performing?
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted regulate and inspect schools and colleges to seek improvement in the service. They carry out large number of inspections and regulatory visits in England and publish their finding on their website.
View Langley Park Primary School latest Ofsted report.
Department of Education
Many Parents are keen to see how we are performing in relation to other schools. You can find the School Performance tables from the Department of Education by clicking the link below.
We have created a document to outline our performance, here.
You can also view the Langley Park Primary School performance tables here.
Here at Langley Park Primary we follow the County Admissions Policy. All parents must apply directly to the Local Authority under the new Co-ordinated Admissions Procedures for admission into the Reception Class and any in-year transfers from Local Authority Schools.
Any parent who wishes to apply for a school place can call (0191) 383 4576, go to the Durham County Council School Admissions Website or apply by post to:-
School Admissions Children & Young People’s Services
Children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August start school in September. The admissions limit for any age group in this school is set at 30 for each year group.
Two Year Old Provision
Langley Park Primary School offers Two Year Old Provision. The places in our Two Year Old Provision are primarily for families, who qualify for the free 15 hours of childcare for two year olds. However, we do offer addition wrap around child care for other Two Year Old children.
To apply for a place in our Two Year Old Provision, please request an application pack from the School Office. Please complete the forms and return them to the Office. We will need to see the birth certificate of the child and this information will be recorded on the application form. We will then check your eligibility for a free place with Durham Council. We accept children into our Two Year Old Provision in the term after they turn two
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Unit is for Nursery and Reception aged children (3 – 5 Years). This area of the curriculum is known as the EYFS. To place your child’s name on the nursery waiting list you can do the following things:
Contact the school by telephone, letter or visit. This can be done at the beginning of September after your child’s first birthday.
You will be asked to complete and sign an application form for which you are given a receipt.
Children will be given available places from the age of three. The child’s birth certificate is required at this time.
If there are more applications than places, pupils are allocated a place in accordance with Durham County Council’s admission policy – with priority given to children in need than to those with previous experience of nursery; according to date of entry to primary school; the date of application and residence with the authority. Each session lasts for 3 hours. Children attend five sessions per week.
To the Reception Class
Children’s names may be put on the admission list from any age. The school may admit up to 30 pupils each September. If there are too many applications, places are allocated on medical grounds, where there are family links and by distance from home.
Anyone wishing to consider Langley Park Primary as a school for their child is very welcome to come and visit us – it may be necessary to make a prior appointment to ensure that the Head Teacher or Deputy is available.
To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN
The Langley Park Primary School prides itself in being inclusive and will endeavour to support every pupil. We would love you to consider our school and we aim to meet the needs of all the children in our care.
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 Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.
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 moving a child to our school please contact Ann Atkinson at our school office or speak to Mr Wakelam (SENCO). As a school we aim to do the very best in order to make all children feel welcomed and included during transition.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Appeal against the offer of a school place
If your child is refused a place at our primary school, you can appeal against this decision. For more information, click here.
Our new school brochure is coming soon!