Primary School Admission Information
At Peases West the present admission limit is 15. There is one intake in September. In the Autumn Term parents/carers will receive a copy of the County Primary Brochure detailing all information and a Preference form to register your child.
Confirmation of a place will be sent the following February. If your child if offered a place at our school they will be invited into school during the Summer term prior to starting for an induction session and then will begin the induction process in the September.
It may not be possible to offer your child a place at your chosen school if that school over its admission limit. Where this is the case, places will be allocated according to the following criteria in order of priority: 1. Medical Reasons – Very exceptional medical factors directly related to school placement. 2. Sibling Links – Pupils who have a brother or sister already attending the preferred school or associated primary school on the same site and who is expected to be on roll at the school at the time of admission. 3. Distance – Pupils who live nearest to the preferred school. THIS WILL BE BASED ON THE PARENTS’ ADDRESS. The Authority will, however, consider the overall availability of school places in an area to ensure that no children have an unreasonable distance to walk. This may override proximity to the preferred school.
To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.
Nursery Admission Information
Parents/carers can place their child’s name on our waiting list for a nursery at the beginning of the school year (1st September to 31st August) in which your child has his or her second birthday. We have 3 termly intakes into Nursery. Children start the term after their 3rd Birthday.
To apply for a place, please complete a Nursery Application Form given below and return it to school.
You will be given a slip which confirms that your child’s name has been placed on the waiting list. However, this does not guarantee your child will be given a place. Letters offering nursery places will be dispatched the term before they are due to start.
View our Nursery Brochure
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
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 any the school can meet any needs appropriately.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary brochure produced by 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.
Important policies for parents of children with SEND are listed below:
SEND Policy SEN Policy Feb 15
Equality Policy, Statement and Objectives
Anti-Bullying Policy Anti Bullying Policy 2014-15
Behaviour Policy Behaviour and discipline
Medical Needs policy
Other relevant school policies
If you have any questions about our SEND Local Offer please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.
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