Applying for a school place during the academic year (in-year)
Families who move into the area who require a place(s) at a Darlington school, other than at the normal point of entry, must contact the Schools Admissions Team at the Town Hall. Parent/carers will be sent/given an in-year application form to complete, within seven working days on receipt of this form the LA will write to the parent/carer informing them whether a place can be offered or not. A start date will only be confirmed after a meeting with the Head Teacher has taken place. The Schools Admissions Team in agreement with the parent/carers and the Head Teacher of the primary school will set up this meeting. Should however a parent/carer request a place at a school that has no places available, then they will be informed about the appeals process.
Applications from overseas children
In most cases children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. Nationals entering the UK who wish to apply for a state-funded school place should check that they have a right of abode or the conditions of their visa otherwise permit them to access a state-funded school. For further information/guidance please visit the DfE website at www.gov.uk[external link] or use the following .gov link Schools admissions: applications for overseas children [external link].