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Admission Arrangements at Croft Community School


Croft Community School is a maintained Special School for pupils with complex needs including moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Conditions.


Pupils come to Croft Community School because they have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (‘Statement’)  or an Education Health and Care Plan, (EHCP) and this school has been identified by SEN Placement and Provision (County Hall, Durham) or Improving Progressions Team 14-16 (Newton Aycliffe, Durham) as best meeting the needs identified through their statement or Annual Review procedures.


We understand that the process of deciding the best provision for children and young people can be a stressful one for families and parents and families are welcome to visit at any time by arrangement with the Head Teacher.


We always encourage families to look at a full range of provision and to seek the support of Parent Partnership who are best placed to advise about this. We try to be candid and realistic about whether we feel we can best meet the needs of any child or young person – but can say that we are an inclusive community where provision is above all, person-centred.


For further information please contact Simon Adams, Head Teacher or Vanessa Elcock, Deputy Head Teacher at school, or contact Chris Parkes at Durham County Council on 03000 260000


SENDiass can be contacted at:

Durham SEND Information Advice and Support Service

Lee House

Lee Terrace

Easington Village


Co Durham


0191 587 3541 or 03000 267007


Further details are available at