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We welcome anyone considering applying to Sacriston Academy to come and visit us and experience for yourself our warm and happy school.

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 will be eligible to start school in reception in September 2020. Children attending infant schools transfer to junior schools in September 2020 if they were born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

The deadline for applications to primary schools is January 2020. Parents can apply for a place by completing an application form found on the Durham County Council website below. 

If you'd like to visit us to see if Sacriston Academy is the right school for your child, please call 0191 371 0777 to arrange a tour with our headteacher, Annalei Bartlett.

Special educational needs and disabilities

We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with special educational needs and disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and support can be planned and implemented.

In year admissions

For any new admissions during the school year, please contact Joanne Barker at or call 0191 563 4190 (ext. 10120).

Admission appeals for primary and secondary school places in September 2020

The Government has issued temporary regulations around school admissions appeals due to the coronavirus outbreak.

As a result of this, parents/carers now have until 28 May 2020 to lodge an appeal for both primary and secondary school places in September 2020. Please contact if you require any further information or clarification.