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St Hild's College C of E Aided

Primary School


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Why do our parents choose St Hild's?

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We would love to welcome you and your child into our St Hild's community. 

To arrange a visit or to find out more information, please contact the school office.


If you receive a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a 2 year old place or think your child may be eligible, please inform the school office.


To find out more information or to check your eligability, follow the link below. 


School Admissions

St Hild’s College C.E Aided Primary School has an admissions limit of 30 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6.  All children have the opportunity to Shine Bright.


As our Foundation Stage Unit offers both Nursery and 2 Year Old places, children have the opportunity to start their learning from an excellent starting point with both experienced and skilled staff.   


Parents/carers are always welcome to telephone the school office to arrange a suitable time to call in and have a look around and collect your admission forms.  Alternatively, these forms can be posted out upon request. 


School Office:

0191 384 7451


Equally, more information can be found by visiting the Durham County Council website for more information regarding the admission process, primary school admissions and to appeal against a decision.


New admission policy 2023 - 2024 (draft) - currently open to consultation

Nursery Admissions

Free Early Years Services for 3 and 4 Year Olds

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to free, part-time early learning, care and development.  It lasts for up to 2 years, until children reach statutory school age.


When does my child qualify?

  • Child born between 1 April – 31 August: September term intake
  • Child born between 1 September – 31 December: January term intake
  • Child born between 1 January – 31 March: April term intake


Golden Ticket - Free Play and Learn for 2 Year Olds

St Hild’s CE Primary School currently offer free ‘Play and Learn’ places to families with eligible 2 year old children. Free Play and Learn for 2 year olds is a free childcare place initiative enabling 2 year olds to access local childcare. You can apply for a free place if one of more of the following apply:

  1. are from households where a parent is in receipt of any of the following benefits:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • the Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
    • or Child Tax Credit, provided they have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
    • or are in receipt of Working Tax Credits (including those in receipt during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work fewer than 16 hours per week) with a household income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC
  2. are looked after by their local authority
  3. have a current statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan
  4. have left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order
  5. are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance


How do I apply?

If you have received a golden ticket and form please bring them into nursery.  If you didn’t receive a golden ticket you can visit the Parent Portal:, where you can instantly check whether you are eligible.  If you are eligible you will receive an email with your eligibility code.  Please bring this code to nursery.  Some parents cannot check their eligibility on the Parent Portal.  You will need to contact the Childcare Places team on 03000 268 913 for an application form if the children are:

  • Looked after by the council.
  • Have a current statement of special educational needs or an Educational, Health and Care plan.
  • Have left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.
  • Are in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance.


If you don’t have access to a computer or need help to apply, please contact the school office on 0191 384 7451. 

Applying for a school place at St Hild's CE Primary School if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan

Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school, however parents should 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 and this information should be shared with the new school as soon as possible.


We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Before starting St Hild's, we would ask parents of children with SEND to discuss their child's identified needs with the Head Teacher and SENCO so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented to support the transition process. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure that we can meet any needs your child has.

Please find our admissions policy here on our policy page.