Catchgate Primary School

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School Admissions

The admissions process for applications to Year 1 in September 2024 is administered on behalf of the Trust by Durham County Council. Find the Durham County Council admissions portal here.

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.

In Year admissions

Applications for an in-year admission must be made on an NCDAT In-Year Admission Form

The fully completed form must be returned to Strategic Data Manager, c/o New College Durham Academies Trust, Head Office, High Street, Stanley, Co Durham. DH9 0TW (email: Please be aware that photographs are not acceptable and will be returned as will partially completed forms.

Further advice and information regarding school admissions is available by emailing or telephoning 01207 292180.


Admission guide for 2022/2023 for both Primary and Secondary places.

Nursery admissions


Parents and Carers can apply for a Nursery place the term the child turns 2, and they would be eligible to start the term after they turn 3. Please see below our online Nursery form, school also needs to take a copy of the child's birth certificate. If you require any further information please speak to Mrs Stoker in the school office.

2-year old admissions

A child is eligible for a 2 year place from the term after their 2nd birthday. Eligible parents and carers are contacted directly from Durham County Council's Early Years Team. A Golden Ticket registration form is posted to parents and carers. This form needs to be brought to the school office, which is then sent to the Childcare Places Team at county hall.


Please complete our online form below to register your child for a 2 year place.


If you think you are eligible but have not received a golden ticket, a generic form can be completed - please see the school office for more details.

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