Starting Primary Education
Applications for Reception Places 2018/19
Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are eligible to start school in Reception in September 2018. Parents/carers have a right to express a preference for a primary school(s) they prefer but there is no guarantee that a place can be allocated at one of them.
Do you live in the Borough of Darlington?
YES - Then you must apply on the Darlington Primary Application Form (PSA). No matter which primary schools you are interested in, whether located in the Borough of Darlington or in another local authority area.
NO - If you don't live in Darlington then you must apply on the application form supplied by the local authority area in which you live.
How to Apply
Please read the Primary School Application Guide which will help you through the process.
The easiest way to apply is by completing the online application form found on the Darlington Borough Council website. If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the Darlington Schools Admissions Team (01325 406333). Forms should be returned to the Schools Admissions Team no later than 15 January 2018. Forms received after this date (late applications) will only be considered in exceptional circumstances (for example: families who have moved into the area after the closing date). These applications will be considered up to and including 19 January 2018.
BRandH Academy Trust
George Dent Nursery School works in very close partnership with the BRandH Academy Trust which includes Heighington CE Primary School (01325 300326) and Bishopton CE Primary School (01740 630339). If you would like to visit these schools please ring or visit the Admissions page on the BRandH Academy Trust website.