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Admission Arrangements

 

Admissions Arrangements to Coxhoe Primary School

 

The Local Education Authority sets the Admissions Policy and criteria. This gives parents the opportunity to express a preference about which school they wish their child to attend.

 

Please contact the Admissions team for Durham LEA at the address below for any queries regarding admission into Reception class or any other year group as offers of places at Coxhoe Primary School can only be made by the Admissions Team:

 

Primary Admissions

Children and Adults Services,

County Hall,

County Durham.

DH1 5UJ

Tel: 0191 383 4574 / 4490

Email: primaryadmissions@durham.gov.uk

  

Or for an admissions brochure and links to completing an on-line admissions form please go to:

http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2190/Apply-for-a-primary-place 


Please note: ‘It may not be possible to offer your child a place at your chosen school if that school receives more applications than it can take within its admission limit.’

The admission limit for Coxhoe Primary school is 51 pupils in the Reception class for 2016-17. If the school is over-subscribed then places will be allocated by the L.E.A. according to the following criteria in order of priority:


1: Children in Public Care
2: Medical reasons - very exceptional medical factors directly related to school placement. Written evidence from a doctor is needed.
3: Family Links - pupils who have a brother or sister already attending the preferred school or associated primary school and who is expected to be on roll at the school at the time of admission.
4: Distance - pupils who live nearest to the preferred school. This will be based on the parents' address and shortest walking route. 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.

Parents considering sending their child to our school are most welcome to visit the school during normal school hours by making an appointment to see the Head Teacher. (0191 3770294 or e-mail coxhoe@durhamlearning.net

Children who are about to start school are invited to spend sessions in the Reception class, during the term prior to which they start school. Information concerning such arrangements will be sent to parents following an offer of a place being made by the admissions team.

Parents who seek a place for their child/ren at other times during the school year or to other year groups must still make contact with the Admissions team to ascertain any availability of places.