As you will be aware, your child is due to transfer to secondary school in September next year.
The application process will open on 14 September 2020. You will need to read the Parent’s Guide “Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide in County Durham 2021/22”, as it contains essential information that will help you in making your child’s application. The guide is available on the website www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions
If you live in County Durham, you need to complete an application to tell the Local Authority which school you want your child to attend. You should list up to 3 school preferences and applying for just 1 school Does Not improve your chances of gaining a place at that school. You can apply for any school/academy in County Durham or in another Local Authority area.
Please apply on-line at www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions When you apply on-line you will receive an acknowledgement and you will be offered a school place for your child by email on 1
March 2021. Please save your log-in details as you will also be able to accept your child’s place on-line.
If you do not wish to apply on-line, you can download an application form from this website (or contact School Places and Admissions 03000 260 000 and they will send you a paper application form) which must be received by them at the address below by the closing date. We strongly advise you to return the application form to them by “Royal Mail Signed for™” or “Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed”. If you complete a paper application form you will receive a letter to inform you of the school place offered to your child.
The closing date for receipt of on-line/paper application forms is 31 October 2020.
Your child will be bringing a letter home from school regarding this today.