The annual admission round in September each year is co-ordinated by Darlington Borough Council's Admissions Department.

More information can be found on the Darlington Borough Council's Admissions Department website.

Parents or carers seeking a place in one of our schools outside of the September admissions round should contact the school direct on the number shown below.

For mainstream primary education

Richard Gartland
Principal of Springfield Academy
Telephone: 01325 254000

Alison Sinclair
Principal of Gurney Pease Academy
Telephone: 01325 380790

For mainstream secondary education

Jonathan Lumb
Principal of Haughton Academy
Telephone: 01325 254000

For Special primary and secondary education

Caroline Green
Principal of Beaumont Hill Academy
Telephone: 01325 254000

Mandy Southwick
Principal of Marchbank Free School
Telephone: 01325 254670

Admissions Policy 2017-2018

The Education Village Academy Trust (EVAT) is the admitting authority for Haughton Academy, Springfield Academy, Beaumont Hill Academy, Gurney Pease Academy and Marchbank Free School. 

Under the School Admissions Code, admitting authorities are required to consult on their individual admissions policy at least every seven years, regardless of whether any significant changes are proposed.  We have recently consulted on our Admissions Policies for 2017-2018 and following the consultation EVAT Directors have adopted the policies below.

Beaumont Hill Academy Admissions Policy 2017-18

Gurney Pease Academy Admissions Policy 2017-18

Haughton Academy Admissions Policy 2017-18

Springfield Academy Admissions Policy 2017-18

The Admissions Policy for Marchbank Free School can be viewed here.

Previous years' admissions policies are below:

Admissions 2016-17.pdf

Admissions 2015-16.pdf