School Admissions

St Margaret’s Primary school has an admissions limit of 30 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6.

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 the school can meet any needs appropriately.

As a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School, all applications and admission decisions are made by Durham County Council, use these links for more information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.

To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions - appeals.

Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in our school brochure.

Applying for a school place if your child has an education, health and care plan

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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.