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Arrangements for the Admission of Disabled Pupils

Admissions  Arrangements for Disabled Pupils

Shotton Primary School follows the policy laid down by the Local Education Authority (Durham).


We are always pleased to meet new parents in person and show them around. Please telephone the school to make arrangements, or write or call in – ask for Mrs Henson our SENCO who will be happy to meet with you in the first instance so that we can do everything reasonably possible to meet your child's specific needs. You will always be welcomed!  We can also advise you on the application process if needed.


However, please be aware that all admissions are coordinated through the Local Authority. As far as possible, Durham's Admissions Team will try to meet parental preferences for schools but it is not always possible to do so. Places in schools are limited by the physical space in the school. Shotton Primary School has an admission limit of 60 children per year group. 


Arrangements For The Admission Of Pupils With Disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities


Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils.  Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility.  It is the Governors' policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish and individual needs are planned for, to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils.  In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.  Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.


Please access the following link to take you to our admissions page.