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School Admissions

Our school adheres to the admission policy as written by the Local Authority. A brief summary of the policy is shown below. Fuller details may be obtained from the main office at the school.

Nursery Admissions

Children may apply for their child’s name to be placed on a waiting list from the beginning of the school year. (1st September to 31st August) in which the child has his/her second birthday. A form can be collected from the main office or accessed on the website. The form must be returned to the main office at the Collierely Primary School.

There is no catchment area for places but policy dictates that preference will be given to children who live within the administrative area of Durham Local Authority.  All children have equal access to places in Nursery regardless of race, gender, religious belief, intellectual, physical, social or cultural background. Criteria for admission to Nursery is based on age. Children are admitted after their third birthday depending on the number of spaces.

Attendance is normally on a part time basis. Children are offered three hours from 8:45am until 11:45am and 12:15pm until 3:15pm daily.  Full Time places are available for those eligible from the government.


School Admissions

From September 2016 the admission limit at Collierley Primary School is 28. As a maintained Primary school in Durham Local Authority all admissions are made directly though the Local Authority. The number is 03000 260000 and request Primary Admissions.

However, we do encourage parents to contact school and make an appointment to view the school before completing admission forms.

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.

Full details of our over subscription criteria can be found in in this document: 


Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.

For further information please view or download the School Admissions Policy, Special Educational Needs (SEND) Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy, which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.


Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the 


To appeal against an admission decision visit:

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.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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