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School Admissions

South Stanley Infant and Nursery School offer Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 education  for children irrespective of their ability and backgrounds.

We offer Nursery provision for up to 52 children and 180 children across Reception and KS1.

We currently have 140 children on roll (including Nursery).

South Stanley Infant & Nursery School is committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  We make every effort to work in close partnership with our families.  It always helps children if we are aware of their identified needs prior to them starting with us as we can provide appropriate intervention and support from the very beginning.  Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure we can meet any needs appropriately.  Likewise if you have any concerns of your own about your child’s needs, share them with us and together we will work through them.

Nursery Admissions

Here at South Stanley Infant and Nursery School we adopt an admissions process with regard to the allocation of Nursery places. If you are considering South Stanley Nursery please contact Mrs Mandy Kaur on 01207 232445 in the first instance, who will discuss your requirements, our availability and the process with you.

Applications for Primary school places 2023/24


Applications for primary school places for September 2023 are now open and close on 15th January 2023.

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 they will be eligible to start in our reception year.

To make an application for your child’s place click here Apply here

An offer will be sent to parents and carers on 17 April 2023.

Click on the relevant links for information regarding the School Admission Process and Primary School Admissions.

This includes:

  • An explanation of the process for applying for a school place, including important dates

  • The selection process

  • Over-subscription criteria

  • Details of when offers of places will be communicated to parents

  • How applications can be made outside of the normal procedure and how they will be dealt with

  • Dates of when any waiting list will be held until following communication for offers of places.

To appeal against an admission decision visit: School Admissions – Appeals.

For more detailed information regarding our admissions process please refer to our Admission Policy which can be found here: Admissions Policy

South Stanley Infant and Nursery School admission arrangements comply with The School Admissions Code and The School Admissions Appeals Code.

The School Admissions Code
The School Admissions Appeal Code

Applying for a school place during the School Year

To apply for an in-year transfer to our school please contact School Admissions at Durham County Council or visit their website for more information: In-Year Transfer Information

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

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of Special Education Needs) 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.

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND requirements please contact the school.



South Stanley Infant & Nursery School adhere to the Exclusion Guidance & Procedures of Durham County Council.  Please click here for more information: School Exclusions.

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