Durham Johnston School takes students from a number of partner primary schools, as well as some students from outside the normal catchment area. All partner primary schools share information on SEND students with the Head of Learning Support and transition worker to gain information about Year 6 students with SEND. Some of the primary schools also invite the Head of Learning Support to Year 5 and Year 6 annual review meetings.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council.
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.