School Admissions

In County Durham children can start school at the beginning of the school year in which they are five. Please let us know in advance if you would like your child to come to Hunwick Primary School. Near the time when your child is due to start school, we will send you the appropriate forms. These must be completed and returned to County Hall. They will then inform you if your application has been successful. You will then be invited to various meetings. Children are invited into school on several occasions in June and July to help them settle into school life more readily in September.

We have an admission limit. If we are oversubscribed in accordance with Local Authority Policy, admissions criteria apply. Further information can be found in the school’s Admissions Policy which is available on request.

We welcome visits from prospective parents and would be happy to show you round our school and introduce you to our staff and children. Please telephone and make an appointment.

School Admissions Brochure 13/14
DCC Admissions Brochure
School Admissions Criteria 2013
Admissions Criteria


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.

More information about admissions can be found on the Durham County Council website by clicking the link below...