All Saints’ Catholic Primary School is part of the Hexham and Newcastle DIocese and our Admissions Policy gives a list of criteria for admissions. Although preference is given to children baptised Catholic, Looked After Children or to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or an Education, Health and Care Plan naming our school, we welcome admission applications from children of all faiths or none. We do ask however that anyone applying to our school is supportive of our Catholic Christian ethos. Our School Admissions Policy is available to view or downloaded in the School Policies section of our website.
If your child is due to start school in Reception, applications forms (either on-line or paper versions) are available from about the October prior to the school year they are due to start. The Admissions section at County Hall, administer our applications for us and so any application should be returned to them – although we do welcome visits and are happy to answer any questions prior to any application.
If your child is already at school, and you wish to transfer them to All Saints’, please contact Admissions at County Hall and they will send you the necessary forms to complete. If there are no places available, please contact school for further information regarding appeals.
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.
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.
The majority of Children with Special Educational Needs can be supported at any primary school.
Primary provision is also available in Special Schools. Support for individual pupils is determined by Durham Local Authority through Education, Health and Care Assessment. Our Admissions Policy gives the criteria by which the children are offered a place. However, children identified with Special Educational Needs who have Statement, or a new Education, Health and Care Plan, naming our school are given priority. If you feel that your child has additional needs that we need to consider and that may entitle them to be given priority during the admission process, please let us know when you submit their application form. Our School Admissions Policy is available to view or downloaded in the School Policies section of our website.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.