Getting a place in the school


All young people at Barbara Priestman Academy have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). In order to access a place at the Academy, parents need to get contact the SEND Casework team at Together for Children, Sunderland Local Authority in order to discuss a consultation with the Academy.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer places directly.

Our current planned places are 178 for students aged between 11-19 years.

Our SENDCO plays a critical role in ensuring that all of our young people receive the appropriate support as detailed through their EHCP. If you wish to discuss more about the Academy please contact Carolyn Bird, Deputy Head of Academy.

For more information please visit the Local offer pages Sunderland Local Offer – Together for Children

For more information you can also contact the SEND and Inclusion service on 0191 5617023

For more information our admissions criteria please see the link below to our Trust website containing our admissions policy.

admissions-policy-2023.pdf (