The Independent Grammar School: Durham
The Independent Grammar School: Durham will be an inclusive, non-selective school, welcoming children from all backgrounds, and we will not operate an entrance examination. Admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents who wish to enrol a child at the school will be asked to complete a simple admission form and pay a deposit of £50. This will not necessarily guarantee entry to the school. If for any reason they are subsequently not granted a place, the deposit will be refunded. Otherwise it is not refundable. Parents will then be invited to a meeting with the Executive Principal following which they will be asked to sign a Parental Commitment which indicates their support for the key principles of the school. Should they wish to do so at that stage, parents may if practicable arrange to meet with their child’s prospective teacher.
Despite our commitment to inclusivity, it may be that a child has special needs for which the school is not reasonably able to cater. In that case, admission to the school will, regretfully, not be granted.
A full term’s notice must be given if a child is to be withdrawn from the school. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that if a child is to leave for example at the end of a school year, notice must be given no later than the first day of the Trinity (summer) term. In the absence of such notice, a full term’s fees in lieu of notice will be payable.
PLEASE NOTE: Until the school has been approved by Ofsted and the Department for Education following a pre-opening inspection, we cannot offer confirmed places. No deposit or fee will be payable before then. However, expressions of interest will be given the same weight as formal applications in allotting places should the school be over-subscribed.