Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve


Applications must be made on the Local Authority Primary School Application form. This form must be returned to the Local Authority. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered after all those received by the closing date.

Darlington Borough Council – School Admissions



Children are admitted to the Foundation Unit the term after they reach the age of three. Names can be placed on the waiting list from the beginning of the school year in which the child will be two years old. We will arrange visits for your child so that he/she can be integrated into the life of the Foundation Unit and feel confident to be left for a whole session. Children attend the Foundation Unit for five sessions per week and we feel that this is an important time when they make progress towards independence and full-time education.We also have provision for 2-year-olds for people in receipt of certain benefits.


Children are admitted to full-time education in September of the academic year in which their 5th birthday falls. Arrangements are made to enable parents/carers to meet Reception class staff, and for children to become familiar with routines, to ensure smooth transition into school – for example staying for lunch; meeting their new teacher and spending time in the new classroom. The Head Teacher has an introduction to school meeting with parents/carers in the Summer Term prior to the child’s admission to Reception.

Parent/Carers of older children, who are being admitted to school, are asked to make an appointment with the Head Teacher to look around the school and discuss the admission procedures.

Special Arrangements

Please inform the school if you suffer from any disability or if your child suffers from any disability so that we can assess need and make any adaptations necessary in order to make our school accessible. If we are unable to meet needs this will be discussed before admission.

  • All letters are available in larger font size. Please enquire at the school office.
  • We have 2 accessible toilets.
  • There is disabled access to the building.