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We welcome anyone considering applying to Browney Academy to come and visit our school and see first-hand why it is a great place to send your child in their vital formative years.

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 will be eligible to start school in reception in September 2020. Children attending infant schools transfer to junior schools in September 2020 if they were born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

The deadline for applications to primary schools is January. Parents can apply for a place by completing an application form found on the Durham County Council website below.

If you'd like to visit us to see if Browney Academy is the right school for your child, please call on 0191 378 0562 to arrange a tour with our headteacher, Catherine Harris.

In year admissions

For any new admissions during the school year, please contact Joanne Barker at or call 0191 563 4190 (ext. 10120).

Admission appeals for primary and secondary school places in September 2020

The Government has issued temporary regulations around school admissions appeals due to the coronavirus outbreak.

As a result of this, parents/carers now have until 28 May 2020 to lodge an appeal for both primary and secondary school places in September 2020. Please contact if you require any further information or clarification.