Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Admissions Arrangements

Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England School is a Primary School for pupils aged 4 - 11. We have a standard admission number of 30 pupils per year group. Children are admitted into the main school as outlined on our Admission Policy. This follows the Local Authority (Durham) timetable for admissions.

Who is eligible to start school in September 2022?

  • Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be eligible to start in Reception year.

Applications open on 6th September 2021 and close at midnight on 15th January 2022. Full details of the admission arrangements can be found in the Primary and Secondary Admissions brochure produced by Durham County Council. 

Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide 2022-2023

Primary School Application Form 2022

If you are unable to apply online, paper application forms are available on request to School Places and Admissions Team, using the details below:

The School Places and Admissions Team – Telephone 03000 265 896.

Timetable for applying for primary school places for September 2022

6th September 2021

Applications open

15th January 2022

Closing date for applications

19th April 2022

Offers made (unless you do not want the place offered, there is no need for parents to take further action)

From 10th May 2022

You can ask for your child’s name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2022/2023 academic year

Please click on the link below for a copy of the Admissions policy:

Admission Policy for September 2019

Admission Policy for September 2020

Admission Policy for September 2021

Admission Policy for September 2022

To appeal against an admission decision visit: Schools admissions-appeals

School Admissions – Special Educational Needs (SEND)

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 school can meet any needs appropriately.

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.

Key Policies

All of our school policies can be found on the website but the most important ones for parents of children with SEND are listed below:

SEND Policy
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions




Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.