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Callerton Academy FAQs

Last Updated: October 2020

When will Callerton Academy open?
Where will Callerton Academy be located?
How do I apply officially for my child to join Callerton Academy?
What if my child does not get a place at Callerton Academy?
Who will be the Principal of Callerton Academy?
How can I keep up to date with what is happening with Callerton Academy?

When will Callerton Academy open?

We are planning to open Callerton Academy for the first 120 Year 7 students in September 2021.  This is subject to the Gosforth Group’s funding agreement being finalised with the Department for Education.

Where will Callerton Academy be located?

Initially the school will be located in a newly reconfigured education building in Newcastle’s Graingertown. We are delighted to be able to offer bespoke transport between the location of the permanent school and the temporary city centre site. Alternatively, some pupils will be entitled to a free school travel pass. 

Pupils will transfer to the Callerton Academy permanent site (in the north-west of the city on the Simonside Primary School site and adjacent land) as soon as their brand new school is completed. 

How do I apply officially for my child to join Callerton Academy?

You can find all the details about how to apply for a Year 7 place in September 2021, including a link to the online application form in the admissions section of this website.

What if my child does not get a place at Callerton Academy?

Where we receive more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the Autumn term. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust and it will be open to any parent or carer to ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

 All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Who will be the Principal of Callerton Academy?

Excellent leadership in any school is of paramount importance, and clearly we want the best person for the job. Mr. Robinson (CEO of Gosforth Group) is Principal Designate of Callerton Academy. We will be recruiting a permanent Principal during the Spring Term 2021.

How can I keep up to date with what is happening with Callerton Academy?

You can sign up using the 'keep in touch' page to receive emails with the latest news about Callerton Academy.