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School Admissions


Bloemfontein Primary School offers Nursery and Primary education for all children of all abilities for up to 220 two to eleven year olds.

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately.

Applications of Primary school places 2023/24

Applications for primary school places for September 2023 are open and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2023.

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

To make a late application click here Apply here

For more general information regarding the school admission process click here: School admission process 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.

For information concerning appeals against an admission decision, including when and how appeals will be heard, visit: School admissions-appeals.

Bloemfontein’s admission arrangements comply with The School Admissions Code and The School Admissions Appeal Code.

The School Admissions Code

The School Admissions Appeal Code

Applying for a school place during the academic year

An application for an in-year transfer can also be made by contacting School Admissions at Durham County Council.  For more information visit: In-Year transfers 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 in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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