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Consultation on the proposed reduction of the Pupil Admission Number (PAN) at Corporation Road Primary School for 2023-2024.

Lingfield Education Trust, as the Admission Authority for Corporation Road Primary School, proposes to reduce the number of pupils admitted to Reception Year at the school in September 2023 from 45 (forty-five) to 30 (thirty).

The reason for the proposed reduction is that the number of pupils forecast to enrol in Reception will decline to less than 30 in the next few years. Retaining school places that are unlikely to be filled will adversely impact on the quality of education that can be provided and also impact on the viability and efficient running of the school.

For information, the proposed reduction only applies to new enrolments into Reception Year from September 2023 and each year thereafter. There will be no impact on the pupils already on roll at the school.

Consultation is also being undertaken with parents and carers, school staff, other local schools and interested organisations and Darlington Council as the Local Authority with responsibility for coordinating school admissions in the area.

Copies of the School’s Admission policy containing the proposed admission arrangements can  be found below.

Comments and feedback on the above proposal are sought and can be submitted to the Trust via the form below. The consultation period on this proposal runs from 1st November to 10th December 2021.

Trust Admissions Policy 2021-22Download

Current Admissions Information

The School has an agreed admission number of 45 students. The School will accordingly admit at least 45 students in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.

The School Admission Regulations 2012 require admission authorities to set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Once arrangements have been determined, any objections to them should be referred in writing to the Schools Adjudicator. The Schools Adjudicator can be contacted at The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. You can also contact them on 01325 340525 or by emailing the team at

Once admission arrangements have been determined for a particular school year, they cannot be revised by the admission authority unless such revision is necessary to give effect to a mandatory requirement of the Code, admission law, a determination of the Adjudicator or any misprint in the admission arrangements.

Process of application

Applications for places at the School will be made in accordance with the LA’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Primary School Application (PSA) provided and administered by Darlington Borough Council. Prospective students and their parents/carers are encouraged to visit the School before making an application.

Trust Admissions Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Admissions Consultation

Consultation on the Arrangements for Admission of Pupils to School in 2023-24

Corporation Road Primary School is undertaking a consultation exercise on the arrangements for the admission of pupils to school from September 2020.

The detailed proposals may be viewed from here

Written comments or queries about the proposals in the consultation can be made using the form on the admissions page

Comments and queries arising from the proposal will also be forwarded to Darlington Council’s Admissions Service, who administer the allocation of places on the school’s behalf.

The consultation opens on Monday 1st November and will end on Friday 10th December 2021.