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School Admissions


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 go to the Durham County Council School Admissions Website or apply by post to:-

School Admissions Children & Young People’s Services

EYFS Admissions
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 additional 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.

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.

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.

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 on 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 Wr Walton(SENCO). As a school, we aim to do our 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.

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