“When we were making the decision to move school, I think you always question as a parent if you are doing the right thing – but we definitely have” – Year 4 parent
If you are interested in your child attending our school we warmly welcome you to come and have a look around and see the school in action so you can make an informed decision. Please contact Mrs Yeates on 01759 302224 to make arrangements to visit.
We currently have 279 pupils on roll, and our school can provide education for 320 pupils. This means that there are spaces available in most year groups. We believe we can meet the needs of the overwhelming majority of applicants to our school and have particular strengths in supporting children who are classified as Looked After Children or Post-Looked After Children, as well as children with Special Educational Needs thanks to our robust support and development systems in school. We will do everything we can to support your child and make sure they thrive while they are with us.
We are also particularly well equipped to smoothly manage transition to our school. Due to every child having to transition to us in Year 3 we have a well-practised process which we use to support children joining us in other year groups or mid-way through the school year. This is particularly relevant due to the number of new houses in the area and families moving mid-year. Here’s what some of our most recent arrivals say:
“We’re so glad we moved him here – he’s doing so much better. The teaching is great!” – Year 4 parent
“I can’t believe the amount of work and progress in ten weeks!” – Year 5 parent
“He is so much happier here – he had been at a standstill with his learning for years. Already he has made big progress” – Year 6 parent.
Our admission policy for the 2021-22 school year was determined on 3 February 2020. Any person or body can object to the admission arrangements, where they provide their name and address, by writing to the school adjudicator, with some exceptions (see School Admissions Code). All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2020, at:
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG
Tel: 0870 0012468 Fax: 01325 391313