At Seaham Harbour Nursery School we follow Durham County Council’s Early Years Provision Policy which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the link below.
Children’s names can be added to our waiting list the school year (September – August) they have their 2nd birthday. Parents/carers need to complete the necessary forms at the nursery school.
Children are admitted to nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday and are normally with us for one year before they make the transition to Primary school, occasionally early places may be offered.
All three and four-year-olds in England are currently entitled to free, part-time early learning, care and development. If you would like to find our more about the early years provision please visit the Durham County Council website.
Our Admissions Brochure can be viewed or downloaded by selecting the link below.
To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The majority of children with Special Educational Needs can be supported at any nursery school, nursery unit or Early Years setting.
Nursery provision is also available in certain Special Schools. Support for individual pupils is determined by Durham Local Authority through Education, Health and Care Assessment.
The Durham Local Authority Admissions criteria stipulate that children are offered a Nursery place according to their age. However, children identified with Special Educational Needs are given priority irrespective of when they have their third birthday.
If you feel that your child has additional needs that we need to consider and that may entitle them to be given priority during the admission process, please let us know when you submit their application form.
For further information please view or download our School Admission Policy, SEN Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy which can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.