Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

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Reminder for parents to apply for primary school places

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 January, 2019

Parents in Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children.

The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2019, is Tuesday 15 January 2019.

In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2019, the child’s birthday must fall between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.

Lib Dem Cllr David Freeman said:

“We know that the decision of where to send your child is a major one, and can be difficult, but we would urge parents to make sure they apply by the deadline.

“A late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.”

Applications can be made online at or by post. If posting, the forms should be sent back using signed for or special delivery services.

Application forms can also be requested by phoning 03000 265896 or by writing to the school places and admissions team at Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ.

Offers of places will be made to parents on 16 April 2019.

For applications completed online, offers will be received by email. For applications sent by post, offers will be received by letter. These should arrive by no later than 18 April 2019.

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