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
Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.
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.
Nursery Application Form (NA1)
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.
30 hours free childcare
As you may be aware, all children aged 3 and 4 years old have a universal offer of 15 hours Nursery provision. Working Parents are offered an additional 15 hours if the following criteria is met:
- earning less than £100 000 a year
- working a minimum of 16 hours a week
Peases West Primary School is offering 30 hours provision in our Nursery to eligible 3 and 4 year olds.
Parents are now able to check their eligibility for 30 hours online on the ‘Childcare Choices’ website: www.childcarechoices.gov.ukParents are now able to check their eligibility for 30 hours online on the ‘Childcare Choices’ website – link below. If eligible, parents will receive a code which they will take to the Nursery/childcare provider of their choice, together with their National Insurance Number and their child’s date of birth. Nurseries/providers will need to validate their code with Durham County Council before a place can be offered.
. If eligible, you will receive a code which you can then take to the Nursery/childcare provider of your choice, together with your National Insurance Number and your child’s date of birth. Nurseries/providers will then validate your code with Durham County Council before a place can be offered.
Nurseries/ childcare providers will be able to validate this online through the new ‘Synergy’ system. All 30 hours parents will need to complete and sign the parental declaration form (below) to allow this and other checks to be carried out through the new online system.
County Durham ParentCarer 30 hour provision declaration_form
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
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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 can be found in our policies section.
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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