Our nursery offers places to children a term after they are 3 years old. Our nursery sessions are mornings only at 15 hours per week. If parents wish to register their child for a place in Nursery they are welcome to submit an application during the year in which their child has their second birthday. Early registration is recommended because places are limited.

If you would like to register your child to attend our nursery, please contact the school office to complete an application form. We offer a free breakfast club for all of our pupils, including Nursery. There is no need to book a place, just arrive at 8.15 each day.

School Admissions

Darlington Borough Council manages our school admissions and appeals on our behalf. More information about our admissions criteria and appeals process can be accessed using the links below. If you would like to visit our school, please contact the school office and we would be happy to arrange an appointment for someone to show you around.

Applications for Reception Places 2019/20

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are eligible to start school in Reception in September 2019. If you wish to apply for a place at Firthmoor Primary, you will need apply using the following link:

Applying for a Primary School Place

The easiest way to apply is completing the online application form through Darlington Borough Council. If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.  Forms should be returned to the School Admissions Team no later than 15 January 2019

Offer Date

Darlington Local Authority will issue decision letters by 16 April 2019. Parents will have an initial 14 working days to respond to the offer letter to accept/decline the school place offered. You are required to reply to the offer by Monday 6 May 2019. They will then receive a reminder letter and after 21 working days from the offer being made, the LA will then look to withdraw the offer.

The Head Teacher cannot offer your child a place or guarantee that a place will be available. Any enquiries regarding the process contact the School Admissions Team on 01325 406333 or email


Firthmoor Primary School – Admissions Policy 2019

Firthmoor Primary School – Admissions Policy 20-21

Admissions Specifications

Admission Appeals – Parents Guide

Admissions Appeal Timetable

Academy independent admission appeal panel complaints

Darlington Borough Council – Admissions



Pupils Transferring to Secondary School in September 2019

Children who were born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 will transfer to secondary school in September 2019. Parents/carers have a right to express a preference for a secondary school(s) they prefer but there is no guarantee that a place can be allocated at one of them.

How to Apply

The easiest way to apply is to complete the online application form via Darlington Borough Council website using the above links. If you do not have access to the internet, then an application form can be obtained from the Schools Admissions Team.  The deadline for secondary school applications is 31 October 2018. Offer letters will be issued on 1 March 2019.