Seaham Trinity Primary School follows the guidelines laid down in Durham LA’s Admissions Policy. Parents of Nursery pupils will be requested to send their applications for a school place directly to Durham LA.
Starting school is a very important milestone in your child’s life. At Seaham Trinity Primary School children attend from Nursery to Year 6. We follow Durham authority admissions policy. There are details in our school brochure about school admissions or alternatively visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.
We warmly welcome visits to our very successful school. If you would like to look around please make an appointment with Mr Bushby via the main office.
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 and further information can be found in the school Admissions Policy that can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
Our current admissions limit per year group is 60.
Children can be offered a place in our Nursery to start in September if there are places available and they have had their 3rd birthday before August 31st. Children who turn 3 from September can be admitted into the Nursery from January provided places are available.
Parents can request a morning or an afternoon place if spaces are available. Parents can request to do 15 hours over the course of 2.5 days provided another parent can be found who wishes to take up the other 2.5 days offer. Where the preferred option is not available the alternative place will be offered to the parents.
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.