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Admissions

Nursery

Our nursery offers places to children a term after they are 3 years old. Our nursery sessions are mornings only at 15 hours per week, 9am – 12pm. If parents wish to register their child for a place in Nursery they are welcome to submit an application during the year in which their child has their second birthday. Early registration is recommended because places are limited.

If you would like to register your child to attend our nursery, please contact the school office to complete an application form. We offer a free breakfast club for all of our pupils, including Nursery. There is no need to book a place, just arrive at 8.15 each day.

*** Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, our breakfast club has been stopped until further notice. We will reopen following further guidance and advice from the government ***

School Admissions

Darlington Borough Council manages our school admissions and appeals on our behalf. More information about our admissions criteria and appeals process can be accessed using the links below. If you would like to visit our school, please contact the school office and we would be happy to arrange an appointment for someone to show you around.

Admission Arrangements for pupils with Special Educational Needs

Normal admission arrangements will be followed for pupils with ‘SEN or Disabilities’. We endeavour to be a fully inclusive school.

All children will be treated according to their needs in line with the schools Equality policy and we will take all steps possible to provide effective educational provision. All pupils are welcome, including those with Special Educational Needs, in accordance with Darlington Borough Council’s Admission Arrangements.

If a pupil is transferring into the school with an EHP or has been in receipt of receiving additional support from LA centrally funded resources in their previous setting, continuation of this support will be negotiated to ensure that needs can be met.

Applications for Reception Places 2021/22

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are eligible to start school in Reception in September 2021. Parents/carers have a right to express a preference for a primary school(s) but there is no guarantee that a place can be allocated at one of them. If you wish to apply for a place at Firthmoor Primary, you will need apply using the following link:

Applying for a Primary School Place

The easiest way to apply is completing the online application form through Darlington Borough Council. If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.  Forms should be returned to the School Admissions Team no later than 15 January 2021

Offer Date

Darlington Local Authority will issue decision letters by 16 April 2021. Parents will have an initial 14 working days to respond to the offer letter to accept/decline the school place offered. You are required to reply to the offer by 7 May 2021. They will then receive a reminder letter and after 21 working days from the offer being made, the LA will then look to withdraw the offer.

The Head Teacher cannot offer your child a place or guarantee that a place will be available. Any enquiries regarding the process contact the School Admissions Team on 01325 406333 or email school.admissions@darlington.gov.uk.

Firthmoor Primary School – Admissions Policy

Admissions Specifications

Admission Appeals – Timetable and Parents Guide

Admission appeal panel complaints

Darlington Borough Council – Admissions

Pupils Transferring to Secondary School in September 2022

Children who were born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 will transfer to secondary school in September 2022. Parents/carers have a right to express a preference for a secondary school(s) they prefer but there is no guarantee that a place can be allocated at one of them.

Transition Days

Once a child has been allocated a school place the Local Authority will pass their details onto the receiving school. The secondary school will contact the primary school that the child is currently attending and arrangements will be made for a visit to their future school.

How to Apply

The easiest way to apply is to complete the online application form via Darlington Borough Council – Starting Secondary education . Applications open on 13 September 2021.

If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the Schools Admissions Team.  The deadline for secondary school applications is 31 October 2021. Offer letters will be issued on 1 March 2022.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.