Bloemfontein Primary School offers primary education for all children of all abilities for up to 160 four to eleven year olds.
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.
Offer of Primary school places 2020/21 (amid COVID-19)
Primary school place offers for September will be made on Thursday 16th April by Durham County Council. Those who applied online will be informed via email, if you did not apply online you will be informed via a letter which should arrive by 18 April 2020.
Families should follow the guidance they receive within this correspondence to either accept or appeal the offer you are given.
All offers and appeals are managed by Durham County Council and not our school or Stanley Learning Partnership.
We know you will be worrying about your little one starting school in September and even more so given the situation we currently find ourselves in. Please understand that at the moment we can’t provide you with specific details about how and when starting school will take place. We can’t invite you to have a look around or come meet your child’s new teacher. You may not get to see their new classroom before their start date or get to tell us about the things they enjoy, or more importantly the things they don’t. We can’t ask you questions and you can’t share your concerns.
We know and understand how nervous and anxious this may be making you feel. We are parents ourselves, some of us with younger children and therefore in the same situation as you. We know better than anyone, how big a step this is for both you and your child and how daunting it is at the best of times.
We want to reassure you that as soon as we can we will update you as to how we will welcome your family to our school and partnership. As always, but only when the time is safe to do so, we will work with you to ensure that your little one as has the best start to their educational journey we can possibly give them.
Thank you for your understanding and patience and we can’t wait to meet you.
Applications of Primary school places 2021/22
- An explanation of the process for applying for a school place, including important dates
- The selection process
- Over-subscription criteria
- Details of when offers of places will be communicated to parents
- How applications can be made outside of the normal procedure and how they will be dealt with
- Dates of when any waiting list will be held until following communication for offers of places.
For information concerning appeals against an admission decision, including when and how appeals will be heard, visit: School admissions-appeals.
Bloemfontein’s admission arrangements comply with The School Admissions Code and The School Admissions Appeal Code.
Applying for a school place during the academic year
An application for an in-year transfer can also be made by contacting School Admissions at Durham County Council. For more information visit: In-Year transfers information.
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Education Needs) 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 your child’s SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.