Yohden Primary School

Yohden Primary School
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School Admissions

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.

Yohden Primary school have an admissions limit of 30 pupils per class from Reception class to Year 6.

We warmly welcome visits to warm and welcoming school. If you would like to look around please contact the school to make an appointment with Mrs Harrison.

Visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions. To appeal against an admission decision visit: School admissions-appeals.

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.

Yohden Primary School prides itself on being very inclusive and we will endeavour to support every child. We have a strong staff team who strive to achieve the best for all pupils. Staff work closely together to ensure pupils receive the best possible provision.

The admission of pupils with already identified SEND will be welcomed provided their needs can be met by the School, or if the Local Authority commits extra resources to meet the pupils’ needs. If your child has a statement of educational needs or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), a decision regarding admission will be made initially by Durham County Council, following a joint consultation between parents and school.

Our new admissions will be assessed by their class teacher and SENDCO, and their names added to the School’s register where appropriate.

The importance of early identification, assessment and provision for any child with special educational needs and disabilities is crucial. Early action benefits the child, reducing the likelihood of difficulties later on.

View our school policies section to view or download our policies including the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail or have any questions about our SEND Local Offer or admissions please contact the school to arrange an appointment and we will try our best to help you.