Parents of children attending an NCEA Trust primary school

Children in Year 6 attending a primary school within Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust (NCEAT) will no longer automatically progress into Year 7 at Duke’s Secondary School from September 2021.

NCEA Trust primary schools within the catchment area for Duke’s Secondary School include:

  • Bishop’s Primary School
  • Grace Darling C of E Primary School
  • James Knott C of E Primary School
  • Thomas Bewick C of E Primary School
  • William Leech C of E Primary School

Parents/Carers who wish to apply for a place at Duke’s Secondary School for Year 7 in September 2022 should complete a Casual Admissions application via the Northumberland County Council website. Parents/Carers should also complete the Duke’s School application form below and return this to the school directly.  The same rule applies to parents of children attending any other primary school, wishing to transfer to Duke’s Secondary School for September 2022.

Parents of children currently attending another secondary or high school who wish to transfer into Duke’s Secondary 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. Parents/Carers should also complete the Duke’s School application form and return this to the school directly.

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.

How to Apply

All applicants

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 Policy.

Supporting Documents

Please click on the links below to view and download the following documents:

  • Data Collection and Parental Consent information booklet
  • Student Internet and Network – Acceptable Use Policy
  • Admissions Procedure

    Duke’s Secondary School, an academy within NCEA Trust, follows Northumberland County Council admissions procedures for admission to the school.  The school complies with the School Admission Code issued by the Department for Education.

    The Admissions Policy for Duke’s Secondary School can be found on our Policies portal under Key Info –> Policies.

    Admissions Appeals

    If you intend to appeal against the admission decision for your child, you must do so in writing to the Duke’s Secondary School within 14 days of being notified that your child has not been offered a place. An independent appeal panel will hear the appeal. A copy of the appeals procedure is available from Duke’s Secondary School. Please contact the school for details.