The Links Primary School


The Local Authority is responsible for admissions to The Links Primary School. The published Admission Number for Reception is 30. If the school is oversubscribed, i.e there are more applications for The Links than places available, places will be allocated in the following order;

1 Pupils who are in the care of the local authority, or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.

2 Pupils with complex needs who have been discussed at the High Needs Panel and who have been identified as needing a ‘named’ primary or secondary mainstream school.

3 Pupils who have a brother or sister living at the same address, who are still at the school when the pupil begins.

4 Pupils resident within the admission zone who have returned a Common Application Form by the closing date (31st October 2016 for Secondary applications and 15th January 2017 for Primary applications).

5 Pupils who have exceptional social or medical reasons for being admitted to the school which would, should the child not be admitted, cause him or her to be seriously disadvantaged or put their personal safety at risk. In all cases corroboration will be sought from independent sources such as a medical specialist who has had continued involvement over a period of time; a social worker; an attendance officer; or another professional. It should be noted that places would not be allocated on the basis of aptitude or ability.

6 Pupils who live closest to a particular school measured in a straight line (“as the crow flies”).

The above criteria will be available in both of the LA’s published Primary & Secondary booklets for parents for Admission in September 2017.

For more information on Stockton admissions  please click on the below link:

Stockton Admissions

Admission Policy 2017 – 2018

Admission Policy 2018 – 2019

Admission Policy 2019 – 2020