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Admissions Policy 2021-22  Covid-19 Update

Admissions Policy 2021-22


September 2021

For children who will be four on or before 31st August 2020, 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 our school as your school of preference but you must still apply using your local authority website. 

To help you choose, we usually hold an Open Afternoon during the Autumn Term. This is 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 Afternoon, please contact the school directly.  We will be happy to meet with you and to show you around.  

Please do be aware that this will be dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions.  

Please follow precisely the guidance in the booklet provided by the Local Authority. Your application is acknowledged by email. 


Update regarding proposed changes to regulations for appeals in 2020 as a result of

Please note that subject to parliamentary approval, the DfE’s new regulations for appeals, which will be in force until 31 January 2021, will if passed:

  • Disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person.
  • Give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, by video conference, or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.
  • Relax the rules to make it permissible for panels to continue with and conclude appeals as a panel of two if one of the three panel members withdraws temporarily or permanently.
  • Amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force – any new or revised deadlines must be reasonable and at least 28 days from the date a notification of refusal of a school place was received by the appellant.

September 2020/In year applications: 

We do have limited spaces in KS1 and KS2.  

Darlington School Admissions are an excellent source of expert advice.  They can be contacted on 01325 405907 or by visiting

If you are interested in a space in our school, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01325 300326  or by email at