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.
Middleton-in-Teesdale Nursery and Primary School provides provision for 0-2 year old children through our Dawn till Dusk child care provision. At 3 years old children access our EYFS Unit where provision is provided through child instigated learning through play.
Parents Guide to Early Years Provision in County Durham can be downloaded below:
As the children progress into Reception Class the provision becomes more formal through further adult led learning opportunities as well as play based activities. Middleton-in-Teesdale Nursery and Primary School provides an inclusive education for children aged 4-11.
We welcome enquiries from all parents and always suggest a visit to our small friendly school to see our facilities. We welcome all children regardless of their Special Educational Needs or disability. 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.
At present our EYFS and Infant classes are all on the ground floor and are accessible by wheelchair. We have a disabled toilet on the ground floor.
Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions Brochure produced by Durham County Council.
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.
When does my child qualify for Entitlement?
|Child Born Between||Term of Eligible Entry|
|1 April - 31 August||September intake|
|1 September - 31 December||January intake|
|1 January - 31 March||April intake|
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan
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.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.