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.
Admission details for our Nursery
If your child is going to be three years old before the 1st September 2016, we are still welcoming applications as we have spaces to start in September 2016.
Nursery Admission Forms
You can complete an Admission Form (located in the Downloadable Form section) from 1st September of the school year that your child turns two years old. Simply download and complete this form then return it to our Nursery.
Please feel free to come along and take a look around the Nursery. We would love to show you our school. For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions or view our Admission Policy located in our Nursery Policies section. The Parents Guide to Early Years Provision in County Durham gives further useful information, this is located in our Nursery Brochure section.
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.
The majority of Children with Special Educational Needs can be supported at any nursery school, nursery unit or Early Years setting.
Nursery provision is also available in certain Special Schools. Support for individual pupils is determined by Durham Local Authority through Education, Health and Care Assessment. The Durham Local Authority Admissions criteria stipulate that children are offered a Nursery place according to their age. However, children identified with Special Educational Needs are given priority irrespective of when they have their third birthday.
If you feel that your child has additional needs that we need to consider and that may entitle them to be given priority during the admission process, please let us know when you submit their application form.
Please view or download the Nursery Admission Policy, SEN Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy, which can be found in our Nursery Policies section.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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