Admissions

Applications for Nursery Places

We can offer children a nursery place starting the term after they turn 3 years old. Our intake term dates are September, January and May.  We run free taster sessions for prospective applicants – please enquire at the school office if you would like to attend one.

If you wish to put your child’s name down for a space in our nursery, please contact the school office for an application form. You can call the office on (01325) 380831 or email admissions@skernepark.org.uk. We will contact you once we are able to offer your child a nursery place.

To find out if you are eligible for 15 or 30 hours free childcare a week, please do an eligibility check online at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

If you are eligible for 30 hours childcare, you will be given a code when you apply online which must then be given to the school office for validation. You must renew your code online every 12 weeks to retain your free hours.

 

Applications for Reception Places 2022/23

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are eligible to start school in Reception in September 2022. Parents/carers have a right to express a preference for a primary school(s) they prefer but there is no guarantee that a place can be allocated at one of them.

You must apply online through the Darlington School Admissions portal. Further information about how and when to apply can also be found on their website: https://www.darlington.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-years/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.

You must apply online through the Darlington School Admissions portal. Further information about how and when to apply can be found on their website: https://www.darlington.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-years/admissions/

 

In-Year Transfers

If you are considering transferring your child from one Darlington primary school to another, you will need to complete an ‘In Year School Transfer Form’. You may request a copy of this form from the school office, alternatively you can download a copy from the following web page:

https://www.skernepark.org.uk/school-information/useful-documents/

Completed forms must be brought back to the school office to be processed and sent on to School Admissions at the Town Hall.

If you are moving into Darlington from another Local Authority or from another country, please contact School Admissions in the first instance. Their telephone number is: 01325 406333 or you can email them at schools.admissions@darlington.gov.uk.

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