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The purpose of the Schools Admissions Team is to coordinate and allocate school places to children in the primary (4-11 years) and secondary (11-16 years) sector. The team also deals with requests for the transfer of primary and secondary aged pupils.

More information will be made available on these pages when the school admissions procedure is about to begin.

Contact us

All enquiries should be made to the school admissions on 01325 388812/01325 388027 or

Please note as of 16/17 February our new phone numbers will be 01325 405907/01325 405909 

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Independent choice advice

The choice adviser works independently from the School Admissions team and is part of People and Families Information Support. Choice advice is about helping and supporting families, parents, carers and children to make their best choice of school in Darlington. Choice advisers can advise parents but not decide for them. The aim is to help families optimise their choices using all the information to hand (including over-subscription criteria), to ensure parents are more likely to get the best place for their child.

Why choice advice?

The admissions process can be complex for families. Parents/carers who require additional support and would like to discuss any aspect of applying for a school place, can speak to a Choice Adviser who will give them free and impartial information about school admissions and support  them through the admissions process.

View more information on what the choice adviser can offer [external link]

Contact details

Sue Davison,
Choice Adviser (People and Families Information Support),
Town Hall,

0800 9172121

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