“How do I get my child into Southmoor Academy?”
Your child does not have to be a pupil at one of our feeder schools to apply for a place here at Southmoor Academy.
You are welcome to visit us for a tour with Mrs Maw, Headteacher or a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
Please contact our school office to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, please find information about our official open evenings below.
|Southmoor Academy Open Evening 2023||Wednesday 13th September|
|Southmoor Sixth Form Open Evening 2023||Wednesday 1st November|
Our Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN) for the Current Academic Year
|Current Year 7 (2023/2024)||240|
|Current Year 8||240|
|Current Year 9||253|
|Current Year 10||240|
|Current Year 11||240|
The Admission Process
Applications for a place should be made through Sunderland City Council using the link at the bottom of this page.
Admissions open during the school preference period between 13th September 2023 until 31st October 2023.
Parents are required to apply online through the Local Authority’s website or by a paper application form. If your application is received after 31 October 2023, it will reduce your chance of being offered your preferred school.
National Offer Day for next year’s school places is 1st March 2024.
More information can be found on this page.
The Appeals Process
If you wish your appeal to be considered by the School Admission Appeal Panel, you should complete the appeals form found in ‘Admission Documents’ below and return it to Kelly Dormand, Southmoor Academy, Ryhope Road, Sunderland, SR2 7TF within 14 days of receipt of the appeal forms, from whom further advice can be obtained on the arrangements for the hearings. If no reply is received within 14 days, it will be assumed that you do not wish to pursue the matter.
- You will be given at least 10 working days notice of the hearing, which will be held at a local venue. Please note that you may waive this notice by stating clearly on the form that you wish to do so.
- At least 7 working days prior to the hearing, the Clerk to the School Admission Appeal Panel will send to you (the Appellant) by post, a written statement summarising the application of the Authority’s School Admission policy to the case in question and the reasons for the decisions taken. Please ensure that any change of address by you is notified to the Clerk to the School Admission Appeal Panel to enable relevant correspondence to be sent to you.
Sunderland City Council – Choosing a school – school admissions
Sixth Form Admissions
To apply to our associated Sixth Form at Southmoor Academy, please follow their online application process found here.