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

Date Stage in application process
Tuesday 5 September 2023 Applications open.
Monday 15 January 2024 Closing date for applications.
Tuesday 5 March 2024

Last date for submitting late applications.

This is the last date for submitting late applications or making changes to your application. We cannot make any changes received after this date. Any changes or late applications received after this date will be processed on re-allocation day.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

National offer day - offers made.

If you applied for a place online, you will receive an email on the morning confirming our offer of a school place.

If you applied by post, you will receive your offer letter in the post.

You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Re-allocation day.

Any places that become available at schools within County Durham will be offered to pupils at the top of a school's waiting list.


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.