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Could you be eligible for free school meals? Please click this link to see. Even if your child is currently receiving the universal free school meals for all infants, it would be a good idea to check if you think you could be eligible. Please inform school of any changes.

free school meals eligibility

PLEASE CLICK FOR information about covid-19 cases in school - 19.01.22


Covid-19 Information Januay 2022





Anti-Bullying Week Information:

anti-bullying letter

ANTI-BULLYING home challenge

Children in Need - Friday 19th November

children in need information



Please read this very important letter about additional measures in school due to a rise in Covid cases in schools. This advice has been issued to all schools by Public Health and Durham County Council. 

click to read letter


Unfortunately we have had a complaint from a local resident regarding drivers coming out of school. This resident is very concerned about driving, particularly on Laurel Avenue and Ash Avenue, which may not be considering the fact that children could be walking or playing in this area. We would appreciate it if all drivers can drive with caution in the streets around school and thank those parents/carers who do. 


Have you applied for a place for your child to start Reception Class in September 2022? Deadline is 15th January 2021.

Have you applied for a secondary place for your Year 6 child? Deadline is 31st October 2021.

click for information about your year 6 child's secondary place


Durham Johnston Transition and Open Day

Year 6 Open Evening for Laurel Avenue parents/carers is due to take place on Tuesday 21st September 2021.

Final details of the event are available on their website, along with additional virtual for prospective parents in the New Starter section.

Tuesday 21st September, 6.00pm

Parents need to visit the website to fill out an online survey.


Belmont Community School

They are holding open evenings by appointment on the 4th Oct - 7th Oct.

Appointments will be able to be made between 4pm - 7pm.

Details on their school website.