Section 10 Consultation


We are delighted that our proposed secondary free school, Callerton Academy, has progressed to the pre-opening phase.  We are now required to undertake a public consultation.   Callerton Academy will open temporarily in a newly reconfigured school building in Newcastle’s Graingertown.  The permanent academy will be located 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 (subject to planning permission).  The planned opening date is September 2021 for the first 120 Year 7 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1200.  The school will replicate the outstanding provision offered by the Gosforth Academy founding school.  We look forward to listening to your views, in order to provide parents/ carers and the community we serve with the best school possible. 

Hugh Robinson 

CEO, Gosforth Group 

Callerton Academy 1

Have your say

As part of the process of opening a new school, Gosforth Group is legally required to hold a consultation exercise, under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010, to determine whether the Trust should enter into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education. 

This consultation will allow parents/ carers and pupils, staff and governors from local schools, local authorities, councillors, local residents and any other interested parties to learn more about Gosforth Group’s plans for our two new schools and share their views. 

The consultation period will run from 9 November 2020 to 7 December 2020.  As a result of current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to offer any public events.  Instead we will be providing opportunity for you to submit your questions or comments to us safely through an online messaging facility.  We will also be gathering views via online surveys.