St Cuthbert’s is a Catholic Primary School and part of the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust. We have no nursery and are a one form entry primary school with seven classes in total. We have an intake of 30 pupils per class although some KS2 classes do run over slightly. All classes are mixed ability.

Applying for a school place

To apply for pupils to begin school with us in Reception Class, please contact Durham County Council. Please take note of the timelines and important dates set out.

For all in year applications please contact the school office in the first: and see the following Durham County Council pages for application forms: Apply to change primary school.

If your child is baptised/christened, please provide a copy of the certificate to school when applying for a place.

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 (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 SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Oversubscription and Appeals

Details about oversubscription criteria are available in our admissions policy of the policies section of our website.

For those parents/carers who have pupils in year 6, this link will take you to the County Durham admissions page.


Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 24/25

Previous Policies

Admissions Policy 2019-2020
Admissions Policy 2020-2021
Admissions Policy 2021-2022
Admissions Policy 2022-2023
Admissions Policy 2023-2024

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