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Apply for a school place in another council area

If you live in County Durham and your child is due to start Reception (primary school), Year 3 (junior school only) or Year 7 (secondary school) in 2024, you will need to complete our application form and include details of the school outside of County Durham.

We will liaise with the other council for you.

If you apply online, you will need to use the drop-down menus when searching for your preferred school. Remember to change the local authority from "Durham" to the council area in which the school is located. You should then be able to search for the school by name.

Apply to transfer to a school in another council area during the school year ('in-year' transfer)

If you want to change school during the school year, and the school is in another council area, you will need to apply to that council. A list of councils in our region and their contacts are listed below.


Cumbria County Council


Address: School Admissions and Appeals, Cumbria County Council, PO Box 415, Carlisle, CA1 9GU

Telephone: 01228 221582


Darlington Borough Council


Address: School Admissions Team, Children Families and Learning, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Telephone: 01325 406333


Gateshead Council

Address: School Organisation and Admissions Team, Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Low Fell, NE9 5UR

Telephone: 0191 4332757 or 0191 4332756


Hartlepool Borough Council

Address: School Admissions Team, Children's and Joint Commissioning Services, Hartlepool Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4AF

Telephone: 01429 523768 or 01429 523765


Northumberland County Council

Address: School Admissions, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Telephone: 01670 624889


North Yorkshire County Council

Address: Admissions Transport and Welfare Team, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD

Telephone: 01609 533679


Stockton Borough Council

Address: School Admissions Team, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 1XE

Telephone: 01642 526605


Sunderland City Council

Address: School Admissions Team, Peoples Services, Civic Centre, Sunderland, SR2 7DN

Telephone: 0191 5205553



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