Consultation – Admission Arrangements 2020-2021

Firthmoor Primary are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for 2020/2021. The consultation will run from Monday 12th November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018.

When changes are proposed to admission arrangements, all admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements (including supplementary forms) that will apply for admission applications for the following school year at the normal point of entry.

Comments are not being sought on any area of the arrangements other than the addition of the oversubscription criterion of ‘Children in State Care’. Please note that Firthmoor Primary School does NOT intend to amend its Published Admissions Number (PAN) as a result of this exercise.

If you have any comments please contact Mrs A Dixon, Headteacher via Please make sure the subject line of any e-mail reads: Admissions Consultation 2018

For further details view the consultation document please click here



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


Firthmoor Primary School – Admissions Policy


Admissions Specifications

Admission Appeals – Parents Guide

Admissions Appeal Timetable – 2019

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.