Vane Road Primary School

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On this page you will find information about your child starting our school

Starting School for the first time



We are delighted to invite you to our open evenings.

Please come and visit on

Wednesday 4th October 4pm - 5pm 
Thursday 9th November 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
You don't need to book a place - we will be very happy to show you around our Reception unit and the school. You will meet the EYFS team too!

All applications for places are made through the Durham County Council Website and need to be completed by 15th January 2024.

In the meantime, you can have a look around this website to get an idea about us.  


Transferring from another school

If you would like your child to transfer to Vane Road from another school, please contact Durham Local Authority Admissions Department first (03000 265 896).  They will be able to tell you whether or not we have places available in your child's year group.

If we do, the best advice is to make an appointment to visit the school either with or without your child.  You will have the opportunity to meet a senior member of staff, discuss your child's needs and have a look around the school. 

You will need to fill in the 'In Year Transfer form' which is a formal application for a place at Vane Road.

Once a formal offer of a place has been made by the Local Authority final arrangements for a start date will be made.  At Vane Road we feel that it is preferable for a child to start on a natural break in school time, for example at the beginning of a new half term or new week.

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