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 any the school can meet any needs appropriately.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council. Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions. To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.
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.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Shotley Bridge Primary School is a two form entry primary school from Reception to Year 6. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are taught in our Benfieldside Road site and Year 3,4,5 and 6 children are taught in our Snows Green Road site.
Shotley Bridge Primary School has a PAN of 60 per year group and class admission limit of 30 per class.
How are places allocated?
We operate an equal preference allocation scheme. This means that all applications are considered together. Applications are ranked in accordance with the admissions criteria. Once the applications are prioritised and compared to the number of places available it is possible to determine who will be offered a place.
View our School Policies section to view or download the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.