Applications open for 2023/24 school year
Parents whose children are due to start primary or secondary school next year can start applying for a place from next week.
Durham County Council will be accepting applications for the 2023/24 school year from Monday, 5 September 2022.
If a child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, its parents need to
complete an application form stating which primary school they would like them to attend.
Families will still need to apply even if they have an older child attending the same school.
They must also complete an application form for older children wishing to attend a junior
school from September 2023.
The deadline for applications for primary and junior schools is midnight on Sunday, 15
If a child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, its parents need to
complete an application form stating which secondary school they would like them to
The deadline for secondary school applications is midnight on Monday, 31 October 2022.
Graeme Plews, education provision lead officer, said: “We strongly encourage parents to
apply in good time, and online if possible. This will reduce the number of late applications
and help parents get their preferred school.”
Applications can be made online at www.durham.gov.uk/schooladmissions or by post. If
posting, the forms should be sent back using signed for or special delivery services.
Application forms can also be requested by phoning 03000 265896 or by writing to the
School Places and Admissions Team at Green Lane, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16