Durham Gilesgate Primary School has an admissions limit of 30 pupils in each year group from Reception to Year 6.
Our school also hosts a resource base for pupils with a hearing impairment and in the year groups which contain those children it is sometimes possible for our admission limit of 30 to be exceeded because of the support given by additional teachers of the deaf.
Pre-School provision is based in our nursery where we offer 15 hours of free provision for all children from 3 years old up to the year they start in Reception.
Parents who wish to apply for a place in nursery can make an appointment to view Foundation Stage and talk to the Headteacher, Foundation Stage leader or nursery teacher. At this appointment we can give you the relevant form to apply for a nursery place and discuss starting dates. Alternatively parents can pick up a nursery admission form from the school office.
For further information please contact the school.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Durham Gilesgate Primary School takes pride in being very inclusive and we will endeavour to support every pupil, regardless of their ability and / or need. Visit our School Policies section to view or download the SEN Policy and Equality Objectives.
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education Health and care Plan
If your child has a special educational need and/or disability we will work with you to ensure that they are included in school and have their additional needs met. For those children with an existing Education Health and Care Plan, this should not be a barrier to their admission. In many cases children with complex additional needs can be included in our school where the physical and educational provision we can offer is carefully matched to their needs.
We have an enhanced provision for children with a hearing impairment and staff who are experienced in supporting a range of special educational needs including but not limited to global delay, specific learning difficulties, and autism.
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. This information will have been provided as part of the Educational, Health and Care Plan assessment or following a review meeting.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.