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How do I apply for a place for my child with special educational needs?

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.

Full details of our admission arrangements can be found in the school policy. Further details about admissions across the LA are available from Durham County Council.

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN

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.

Our Key Policies

All of our school policies can be found on the website but the most important ones for parents of children with SEND are listed below:

SEND Policy 

Equality Policy, Statement and Objectives

Accessibility Plan

Anti-Bullying Policy 

Behaviour Policy

Medical Needs policy