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 and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council and further information can be found in the school Admissions Policy that can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
Deaf Hill Primary and Nursery School has an admissions limit of 23 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6. Kelloe Primary School has an admissions limit of 21 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6.
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.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Joining the school at non-routine times
Sometimes children join the school when the term has started or later on in their school life. We make every effort to ensure they are welcomed, looked after and monitored so they quickly make friends and can find their way around school. Teachers give children time to settle in before making assessments of their academic abilities. This assessment, together with records from the previous school, will enable your child to have the best possible start.