'Expectations of pupils are typically high. In English, for example, teachers consistently plan focused activities, which are pitched precisely to challenge pupils of all abilities, irrespective of their
starting points.'Ofsted 2018
'The school promotes strong values of respect and equality, which pupils understand well.'Ofsted 2018


The following guide will help to explain the processes that you need to complete to apply for your child to come to St Aidan’s Catholic Academy.

Pre October Apply online through Sunderland Local Authority.
October 31st October is the closing date for applicants.
March Letters sent to parents informing them of offer.
May Members of staff visit primary schools to meet with students joining the school in September. Welcome pack given out.
May Half Term Letter sent to Parents / Carers informing them of Form Group and copies of data forms to be completed.
June Induction Evening for students and parents.  Opportunity to purchase school uniform.
July Three day induction for all students starting in September.  Joint Mass with St Anthony’s on the last day.
September Students start Year 7.  Year 7 school photograph.


If you are new to the area and want your child to come to St Aidan’s Catholic Academy then please contact Sunderland Local Authority on 0191 5611447 or email school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk. If you want to change from another local school then you will need to contact Admissions at Sunderland Local Authority on 0191 5611399 or by email to school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk

More information is available on the Sunderland Local Authority website.

If you have any further questions then please call us on 0191 5200333