Please click on the link below to view our Admissions Policies.

Admission Policy 2022-23.pdf

Nursery Admission Policy 2022-23.pdf

Two Year Old Provision

We currently offer government funded and paid (private) places in our 2-Year Old Provision. All children who are entitled to 15-hours free childcare per week can attend either a morning or an afternoon session. All places are allocated subject to availability. To check eligibility, parents or carers should call into the main office to request an application form. Once the application form is completed, an online check (via the CCS Provider Portal) will be carried out by the Academy Business or Office Manager to determine whether the child is eligible or not. For paid places, parents/carers should request an application form from the main office.

We try our best to ensure that all children have a smooth start to our provision and we recognise the importance for both children and parents/carers alike. In some cases, we find it is better for children to have a phased start, which often helps them integrate and settle into school life better. This can be arranged between parents and staff.

For further information on selecting a school in Sunderland please download the Admission to Primary - Guide for Parents linked below.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (KS1)

You can apply for a place in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 for your child by following the link below. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the Primary School Transfer Form by following the link shown below. Please be aware that you will still need to apply for a place in Reception, even if your child currently attends the Nursery provision at New Silksworth Academy.

Apply for a school place

Years 3-6 (KS2)

As with a Reception place application, you will need to apply for a place in Year 3 even if your child is currently in Year 2 at New Silksworth Academy. You can do this by using the same link given above.

Transferring Schools

If your child is currently at another school and you want to transfer to New Silksworth Academy, you will need to complete a School Transfer Application Form. You can download one by clicking on the link below.

Primary School Transfer Form (Sept 2021).pdf

The parent/carer will need to complete Section A. Your child's current school will complete Section B and forward this to New Silksworth Academy who will complete Section C.

You can call New Silksworth Academy on 0191 500 0015 to arrange a visit should you be thinking of transferring your child here.

Secondary Admission Applications

For further information concerning applications or admission of your child into secondary school please contact

the Admissions Team by telephone on 0191 5205553 or by email at

Primary Booklet 2021/22

Download HERE

If you have any queries regarding the School Transfer process or Admissions process, you should contact Sunderland City Council's Admissions Team in the first instance on 0191 5205553 or via email at