School Admissions

Nursery Admissions September 2021 – Information for parents

Nursery places for those children entitled to start with us in September or during the academic year 21/22 will be offered in May. Parents will receive an initial letter confirming their child’s place at Nursery with starting dates to be confirmed at a later date.

Thank You, Mrs Ferris

Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.

To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.

Our Admission Policy can be viewed or download from our School Policies section of our website.

30 Hours Entitlement

See the document below explaining the recently introduced Government incentive offering 30 hour Nursery entitlement for working parents of nursery-aged children.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Burnopfield Primary School we are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss any identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from outside agencies may be requested to ensure the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Further information can be found in our Admissions Policy and Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.

Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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.

The school does not tolerate the bullying of any children, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities and have an Anti Bullying Policy in place. For further information on our policies please visit the School Policies section of our website where you can view or download them in PDF format.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Burnopfield Primary School

Front Street


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE16 6PT

Tel 01207 270397 -  Email :