Pupils are admitted to Woodlea in accordance with the Durham County Council Primary School Admission Policy. If a place cannot be immediately offered, Durham County Council operates a waiting list and parents have the right to appeal. Appeals are heard by an independent panel and parents are given the opportunity to state their case in writing and to attend the hearing in person.

Details of Durham County Council’s School Admissions procedures can be from the Admissions section at County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ  03000 265 896


Click here to visit Durham County Council’s School Admissions section


Nursery Admissions

Our nursery unit is an integral part of our school and provides both 15 and 30 hour places. Children’s names are entered on a waiting list in the school year in which they reach their second birthday. Children may be admitted into nursery from the age of 3.  For further information regarding Nursery admissions please contact the school office on 0191 3852675.


Applying for a school place if your child has a special need or an Education, Health and Care Plan

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.

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan 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.