School Admissions Information

Admission to Reception

Children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be eligible to start in September 2019.  The Governing Body of St Oswald’s School is the admissions authority and has published an admissions policy (see below).  The Local Authority is the coordinator of admissions and all applications should be made through the Durham County Council website (link below).

St Oswald’s Admissions Policy 2019

Durham County Council’s website for full admissions information and to apply for a place.

We host a monthly tour for prospective parents – please contact the school office for details.

Timetable for applying for primary school places for September 2019

Date Stage in application process
12 September 2018 Applications open
16 October 2018 St Oswald’s prospective parents meeting at 4.30pm.  Please CLICK HERE to book a place.
15 January 2019 Closing date for applications
16 April 2019 Offers made
16 April 2019 You can ask for your child’s name to be added to the St Oswald’s waiting list
30 April 2019 Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 7 May 2019 You can ask for your child’s name to be added to any school’s waiting list for the 2019/2020 academic year

 

If your child is not successfully allocated a place at our school then you may wish to join our waiting list for a place from 16th April.  Please contact the school office directly regarding this.  Our telephone number is 0191-386-8029 and email address is stoswalds.ce@durhamlearning.net
As a Voluntary Aided school, we hold our own waiting list rather than this being controlled by Durham County Council.  We ask that you provide us with your child’s full name, date of birth and full address.  Please also provide contact telephone numbers for one or both parents.  By asking to join our waiting list, you must agree to us sharing information with the local authority’s admissions team as they calculate the distances from your home to our school and store the details within the LA’s school admissions system.

If you wish to submit a school place appeal then this should also be directed to the school office using the form/information below.

Appeals at St Oswald’s School – procedure and timetable

Appeal notification form and further information

 

Admission to Year 1 to 6, or mid-year admission to Reception.

If you live in County Durham and wish to change your child’s primary school, or if you are moving into the area, please visit Durham County Council’s changing primary school web page for more information and an application form.

If your child is not successfully allocated a place at our school then you may wish to join our waiting list for a place.  Please contact the school office directly regarding this.  Our telephone number is 0191-386-8029 and email address is stoswalds.ce@durhamlearning.net
As a Voluntary Aided school, we hold our own waiting list rather than this being controlled by Durham County Council.  We ask that you provide us with your child’s full name, date of birth and full address.  Please also provide contact telephone numbers for one or both parents.  By asking to join our waiting list, you must agree to us sharing information with the local authority’s admissions team as they calculate the distances from your home to our school and store the details within the LA’s school admissions system.

If you wish to submit a school place appeal then this should also be directed to the school office using the form/information below.

Appeals at St Oswald’s School – procedure and timetable

Appeal notification form and further information

 

Admissions Consultation 2020 and beyond

The Governing Body of St Oswald’s CofE Aided Primary and Nursery School is the admissions authority for the school.  The Admissions Code requires admissions bodies to consult on their admissions policies at least every seven years.  To keep in line with Durham County Council, who are the admissions authority for Maintained Community and Voluntary Controlled schools and are consulting on their admissions policy for 2020 and beyond, the Governing Body are consulting on the admissions policy for St Oswald’s.

This consultation is open from Friday 23rd November 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019.

Please click here for the full consultation document.