The normal catchment for the school includes the communities of Croft on Tees, Dalton on Tees, Eryholme and Over Dinsdale, although parents from outside the catchment area may of course exercise their right of choice and send their children, providing there is room.

Croft Church of England Primary School is part of the Dales Academies Trust and is located in North Yorkshire. It is adjacent to the border of Darlington Local Authority. Applications for the admission of all children including extra-district children are dealt with by the Local Authority. An approach should first be made to the school to see if there is room, then a preference form should be submitted to the County Education Officer, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE or online. The school’s maximum admission limit is 15.

Children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August in the current academic year will be admitted full-time in September. Parents may defer their child’s entry into school until later in the school year, but not beyond the beginning of the term after their child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.

We provide a maximum of 13 nursery places for 3 and 4 year olds. These three hour sessions are offered 5 mornings and 5 afternoons a week with the option of a payable 30 minutes at the end of the school day to finish at 3.30pm. Parents may choose up to five free sessions a week from the term following their child’s third birthday. Some children may be eligible for 30 hours free nursery education, please contact the office to find out how to apply. Parents must complete an application form for a place in Nursery; these will be issued by school.

Notification of the online preference form for school admission will be sent to parents of children in our Admissions Book early in the Autumn and will be dealt with by the LA. A place in the nursery class does not guarantee a place in school.

Induction days for those children unable to attend Nursery will be organised later in the summer term. For children with Special Educational Needs or disabilities, a programme of induction will be tailored to suit the needs of each individual child.

Parents wishing their child to attend Croft Primary School should telephone or visit the school. A suitable appointment can then be made to view the school.

To help new parents, the school has produced an information booklet for Early Years. This is available from school on request and on the school website.

Parents of children under three are asked to register their children with the school as soon as possible so that future school numbers can be calculated at an early date.

Information and an electronic admissions application process is available on the NYCC website. Please click on the following link for more information:

Nursery Admissions

Download Admissions Form

Download Nursery Letter

Download Nursery NYCC Parental Agreement Form