Year 7 Starters

School place offers are sent out by Durham County Council on March 1st each year.

Please note that the school has no control or influence over the allocation of places.

We are delighted to welcome those of you who have been offered and accepted a place for September 2024.

There is a short period of time for offers to be finalised. Our transition team will be in touch via the email address on your application to offer advice and information regarding our transition process along with key dates. In the meantime we will begin working with our partner primary schools behind the scenes to ensure that your child's transition to Durham Johnston Comprehensive School is smooth and successful experience.

The tabs above outline some specific information relevant to new intake Year 7s which you might find helpful. For more general information, we recommend that you explore the ‘Pastoral Care’ section of our website, which offers a comprehensive overview of life at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, and the 'Learning' menu, which covers information about our subjects and curriculum.

Update July 2024

Thank you to all those parents who came to our Information Evening on Monday 8th July.

Please click here to view the slides shared during the evening.

Update April 2024

We were delighted to see so many of our September 2024 starters at our welcome evening. Below is a reminder of the next steps of the Induction Process.

Please click here to view the slides shared during the evening.

If you need to contact us in this period, please use

  • April-May 2024 - Completion of Common Admissions Form. 
  • May 2022 - Transition visits begin. 
  • May-July 2024 - Additional visits for those pupils who may require additional support.
  • July 2024 - Induction day, Friday 5th July 2024 – replication of a school day, permission slips issued. 
  • July 2024 – Parents/Carers (only) evening Monday 8th July 2024 6pm. We will discuss Safeguarding, Relationship & Sex Education and Communication. 
  • August 2024 – Additional transition visit, Friday 30th August. Students can familiarise themselves with the school.
  • September 2024 – New Year 7 students start with us on Wednesday 4th September.  


PE Kit

We hope you were impressed with the PE kits that were on display and further details are below regarding purchase of this kit from Avec.

A reminder of the compulsory items for PE for students starting Year 7 in September:

One long sleeved red top
One short sleeved red top
One short plain black/Avec bottoms
One long plain black/Avec bottoms
Red socks
Trainers and football boots (clean trainers are required for indoor use)

You can visit the Avec online store here.

Avec are based in Spennymoor, where they have a showroom and changing facilities for parents and students to come and try on/order in the store. They are open Monday to Friday, 9am til 5pm. As they don’t accept returns or exchanges, if personalised, (unless an item is faulty) it's important that the correct size is ordered online. You can find their showroom at the address below.
Just Sport Group

Enterprise City
Meadowfield Way
DL16 6JF

We will have sample kits available in school, for students to try during social times on induction day (Friday 5th July). This provides an additional opportunity to ensure your child has the correct size.