Parents of children attending Bishop’s Primary School, current Year 6:
Children in current (2018/19) Year 6 will automatically progress into Year 7 at Duke’s Secondary School for September 2019.
Parents of children attending any other primary school, wishing to transfer to Duke’s Secondary School for September 2019:
Parents / Carers who wish to apply for a place at Duke’s Secondary School for Year 7 in September 2019 should complete a Casual Admissions application via the Northumberland County Council website at http://www.northumberland.gov.
Parents of children currently attending another secondary or high school who wish to transfer into Duke’s School mid-year:
Parents / Carers who wish to apply for an in-year transfer to Duke’s Secondary School should complete a Casual Admissions application via the Northumberland County Council website at http://www.northumberland.gov.
Special Educational Needs
The admission of students with a statement of special educational needs is dealt with by a separate procedure. Students for whom a statement of special educational needs has been made in which Duke’s Secondary School is named will be admitted where the school can meet the needs of the child.
Please be advised that completion of the online form does not guarantee a place at the school.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria as set out in the Academy’s Admissions Procedure document
Following changes in July 2018 when The Northumberland Church of England Academy became a multi-academy trust, we will be consulting on changes to the current Admissions Policy in due course. However, the current policy can be found below.
Duke’s Secondary School, an academy within the NCEA Trust, follows the Northumberland County Council admissions procedures for admission to the school. The school complies with the School Admission Code issued by the Department for Education.
For admission in September 2017 and subsequent years full details of the Academy’s admissions policy and admission procedures for each element of the Academy is given here:
NCEA Admission Policy v6
NCEA Admission Procedure for Secondary Admissions v6
NCEA Admission Procedure for 6th Form v6
The Appeals Panel for admission to the Academy is convened at the request of parents to consider the merits of their individual cases.
Dates for panel hearings will appear here.
Details of the procedure is given here: NCEA Appeals Against Allocation of Campus Procedure v2