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Apply for a primary school place


The deadline for applying for primary school places for September 2019 has now passed.

Primary school places 2019/20

The deadline for applying for September 2019 primary school places was midnight on 15 January 2019. An offer will be sent to parents and carers on 16 April 2019.

If you haven't applied for a primary place for September 2019, you can still fill in the Icon for pdf Primary school application form 2019 (PDF, 163.7kb) .

Please note - a late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.

Primary and Secondary School Admissions Guide

Our Icon for pdf Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide 2019/20 (PDF, 1.4mb)  explains everything you need to know about obtaining a place for your child. 

How we use your personal information

When you submit your application for a primary or secondary school place, you understand and agree to us checking your address details you have given on your application with council tax and electoral registration records. This is to confirm that you and your child are resident at the property. You are also agreeing to us sharing your data with other agencies where it is necessary and where the law allows.

There are more details about how your data is used in the  Icon for pdf Privacy notice - education support (PDF, 49.1kb) .

Contact us
School places and admissions
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • School Places and Admissions
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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