The County Durham primary school admissions deadline for applications is rapidly approaching. If you haven't yet sent off your application, here's how to do it.

The new academic intake will be for September 2020, which will see children born between September 2015 and August 2016 heading off to school for the first time.

But the admissions deadline date for Durham primary school applications is in January. Here's the information you need.

When is the Durham primary school admissions deadline?

The deadline for Durham primary school applications is Wednesday January 15 2020.

Which children are included in this intake?

This Durham primary school intake - for September 2020 - is for children born between September 1 2015 and August 31 2016.

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How do I apply for a County Durham primary school place?

Primary school admissions applications can be made online at or by post. If posting, the forms should be sent back using signed for or special delivery services.

Application forms can also be requested by phoning 03000 265896 or by writing to the school places and admissions team at Durham County Council, County Hall,
Durham, DH1 5UJ.

When will we hear which school our child is going to?

Offers of places will be made to parents on April 16 2020.

Cllr Olwyn Gunn, Durham County Council's cabinet member for children and young people's services, said: "For parents, the decision of where to send their child is, understandably, a big one.

"We would urge parents to make sure they apply by the deadline as a late application greatly reduces chances of getting into a preferred school."

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