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Children begin Nursery education the term after they are 3 years old. We welcome new entrants and parents for a school visit in the term prior to their admission to meet nursery staff and to become familiar with the Foundation Unit. For more information about Nursery please click here.

Reception to Year 6

Darlington Borough Council manage admissions into year groups from Reception to Year 6 on behalf of West Park Academy.

For more information please see our Admissions Policies for 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026.

Darlington Borough Council also manage admissions appeals on behalf of West Park Academy.  The Admissions Appeals timetables for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 are shown below.

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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. Where the admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult subject to the requirement that admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.

Please note that West Park Academy does NOT intend to amend its Published Admissions Number (PAN) as a result of this exercise.

For further information, please read our full Admissions Policy 2024-2025.