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School Admissions

Shotton Primary School has an admissions limit of 30 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6.

We are fortunate to have a nursery unit attached to our school, within which we are able to offer a range of flexible placements. Our Foundation Stage Manager is Miss C. Donoghue.


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 Local Authority or other agencies may be requested to ensure our school can meet any needs appropriately.


For information on our school and Local Authority admissions policy and agreed processes please refer to the admission section of our school website.


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.