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.

Should you wish your child to attend Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School, visit the Durham County Council website for information regarding the school admission process and primary school admissions.

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

School Places and Admissions Team – 03000 265 896

Timetable for applying for primary school places for September 2023

Monday 5th September 2022

Applications open

Sunday 15th January 2023

Closing date for applications

Monday 17th April 2023

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

Friday 19th May 2023

Deadline to appeal


To appeal against an admission decision visit: 

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.


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 The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.