Kirk Merrington Primary School has an admissions limit of 25 pupils per year group from Reception to Year 6.
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. View school admissions information for September 2023
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the brochure 2023-2024 produced by Durham County Council. 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.
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.
We appreciate that parents/carers who are new to our school will have many questions and concerns. Staff at the school are often asked questions in relation to your child’s education, school timings, procedures and a many other topics. We won’t have answered them all here of course but we have provided answers to our most commonly asked questions in the hope that parents are able to find information they are looking for quickly without having to take time out to contact the school.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.