Admissions 2017/2018

Our school is an academy within Tudhoe Learning Trust. The Trust is the Admissions Authority for all schools within the Trust and has determined to operate admissions on the same basis as that used by Durham Local Authority.

Shield Row Primary operates within an equal preference scheme and welcomes all children.

The planned admission number for our school in 2017/2018 is 30.


Applications Procedure

Please refer to the LA booklet Primary School Admissions in County Durham 2018/2019 which is on our website for all information regarding admissions procedures for your child.


Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN

Shield Row Primary School prides itself in being inclusive and will endeavour to support every pupil. We would love you to consider our school and we aim to meet the needs of all the children in our care.  We have a number of staff with specialisms in specific SEN need including, ASD, Behaviour, Emotional Needs.

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.

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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 moving a child to our school please contact Helen Bainbridge at our school office or speak to Caroline Shield (SENCO). As a school we aim to do the very best in order to make all children feel welcomed and included during transition.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.