How to Apply

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We operate an open access and fully inclusive admissions policy and pupils from all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.

New College Durham Academies Trust is the Admissions Authority. The Trust will consider all admissions applications sent to them by the Local Authority (LA) and will apply the policy fairly and consistently to every application received.

For full details of our Admissions, please see our Admissions Policy.

For entry into Year 7, applications to the Academy will be made through the Local Authority. As a parent/carer you are required to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) which is available from the Local Authority. If you would like to apply for a Year 7 place at the Academy you should name Consett Academy as your preference on the CAF.

How to apply for 2021/22 Academic Year 

If your son/daughter is born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 they will be eligible to start secondary school in September 2021. 

If your son/daughter is at school in County Durham you will receive a letter during September from the admissions team at Durham County Council. You can express up to three preferences for your child to be admitted into a secondary school of your choice. 

If you live outside of County Durham you can still apply to Consett Academy, but you will need to complete the form provided by your Local Authority and name Consett Academy as your first choice.

How to apply online

There are three way to apply:

You can apply for a school place using the online system: Online School Admissions System.

Contact the admissions team on 03000 265 897 for a paper pack.

Email [email protected] to be sent an electronic pack. 

The deadline for application to secondary school is 31 October 2020.  Parents/carers will be notified of the child's school place on 1 March 2021.

Every day is an Open Day

Please just get in touch with Mrs Somerville on 01207 507001 or email: [email protected] to arrange a convenient time.

In Year Transfers

If you have recently moved into the area and are considering Consett Academy for your son/daughter please contact Christine Connolly [email protected]  She will be pleased to discuss the process with you.

Please see a copy of our In Year Transfer Form.

Waiting lists/appeals

New College Durham Academies Trust will maintain the waiting list. Positions on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant, they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. In line with the DfE School Admission Appeals Code, confirmation that all appeals will be heard within thirty school days of the appeal bing lodged.

How To Apply To Join Our Sixth Form

To apply to study at Sixth Form please click here.

1st Round of Applications Deadline – 20th November 2020

Students who meet this deadline will have their options considered when forming the timetable and are more likely to be guaranteed a place to study on their chosen courses.

Interviews will take place by 18th December 2020.

2nd Round of Applications Deadline – 12th February 2021

Students who meet this deadline will be offered a place to study based on the blocks already produced.

Interviews will take place by 26th March 2021.

Late Applications accepted up until 31st August 2021

Applications accepted until the start of the course, however we cannot guarantee to be able to offer first choices of courses.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible, following completed application forms.

Enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day 2021.

How To Apply To Join Our Sixth Form