How to Apply

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 online

There are three ways to apply:

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

Every day is an Open Day

Please just get in touch with us on 01207 507001 or email: 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 us on  We 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 over subscription criteria. Where places become vacant, they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the over subscription criteria. In line with the DfE School Admission Appeals Code.