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School Admissions

School Admissions

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 needs appropriately.

If you have a child with SEND and are considering sending them to Catchgate Primary School, you may wish to contact us to discuss their needs and the provision we can offer.  You may also like to have a look around and meet our SENCO's, Mrs Joanne Shaw and/or Mrs Julie McDonald. Please contact school to make an appointment – this way we can make sure the people you may wish to see are available on that day. 


Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.


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.


To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals

Click on the link below to return to the SEND Offer main page.

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