Enrolling at the School
For children who will be four on or before 31st August 2017, you will receive a brochure and school details for the schools in your local authority. If you live in a neighbouring authority this does not exclude you from nominating one of our schools as your school of preference but you must still apply using your local authority website.
To help you choose, we hold Open Days during the Autumn Term. These open days are specifically for parents who do not know the school and are wanting to make a preliminary visit before deciding on the school of their choice. It does not affect the application process at all.
If you are unable to attend the Open Days, please contact the schools directly. We will be happy to meet with you and to show you around.
The open days for September 2018 intake are on Thursday 12th October 2017 at 10am and will be held at each school.
Bishopton Redmarshall 01740 630339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heighington 01325 300326 email@example.com
Please follow precisely the guidance in the booklet provided by the Local Authority. Your application is acknowledged by email.
In year applications:
There are currently 10 spaces in Key Stage 2 at Heighington.
There are spaces at Bishopton in all age groups.
Darlington School Admissions are an excellent source of expert advice. They can be contacted on 01325 405907 or by visiting http://www.darlington.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-years/admissions/
George Dent Nursery School - Darlington's only outstanding Nursery School, has spaces for 3 year olds and for 2 year olds that qualify for financial support. There are some spaces for two years old that do not qualify for financial support but please contact the school to discuss your needs. We are able to offer extra sessions for three year olds including lunch, by arrangement with the school. A scale of charges applies depending on the age of the child and the length of the extra session (01325 380802). Please visit their website. All admissions for George Dent are managed by the school.