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31-32 Fawcett Street
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR1 1RE

Website: Sunderland City Council

Email: school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk

Telephone: 0191 520 5555

Visit Sunderland City Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

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Schools in Sunderland City Council

Primary State Schools

Albany Village Primary School, Crossgill, Albany, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 1UA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Barmston Village Primary School, Barmston Centre, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8JA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Barnes Junior School, Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7QF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Barnwell Academy, Whitefield Estate, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7RT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, Marcross Drive, Moorside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Bernard Gilpin Primary School, Hall Lane, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 8DA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Bexhill Academy, Bexhill Road, Town End Farm, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 4PJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Biddick Primary School, Kirkham, Biddick Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7HQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Northern Saints CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School, Rotherham Road, Red House, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 5QL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Blackfell Primary School, Knoulberry, Blackfell, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 1HA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Broadway Junior School, Springwell Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 8NW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Burnside Academy Inspires, Burnside Estate, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5HB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Castletown Primary School, Grange Road, Castletown, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3EQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Dame Dorothy Primary School, Dock Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 0EA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Diamond Hall Junior School, Well Street, Millfield, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6JF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Dubmire Primary, Britannia Terrace, Fence Houses, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6HL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Easington Lane Primary School, High Street, Easington Lane, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 0JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

East Herrington Primary Academy, Balmoral Terrace, East Herrington, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 3PR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

East Rainton Primary School, School Road, East Rainton, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 9RA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Redcar Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 5AU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Eppleton Academy Primary School, Church Road, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 9AJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Fatfield Academy, Southcroft, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8RB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Fulwell Junior School, Sea Road, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9EE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Gillas Lane Primary Academy, Seaton Avenue, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 8EH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Grange Park Primary School, Swan Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 1EA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Grangetown Primary School, Spelter Works Road, Grangetown, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 8PX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Hasting Hill Academy, Tilbury Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4LY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Hetton Lyons Primary School, Four Lane Ends, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 0AH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Hetton Primary School, Moorsley Road, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 9ND. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Hill View Junior Academy, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 9HE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Holley Park Academy, Ayton Road, Oxclose, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0LR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Hudson Road Primary School, Villiers Street South, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 2AH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Hylton Castle Primary School, Caithness Road, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

John F Kennedy Primary School, Station Road, Columbia, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7AR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Lambton Primary School, Caradoc Close, Lambton Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0PL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Mill Hill Primary School, Doxford Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2LE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

New Penshaw Academy, Langdale Road, New Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7HY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

New Silksworth Academy Junior, Blind Lane, New Silksworth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 1AS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Newbottle Primary Academy, Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 4EE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Station Road, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7JZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Oxclose Primary Academy, Brancepeth Road, Oxclose, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0LA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Highfield Community Primary School, Fordfield Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 0DA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Plains Farm Academy, Tudor Grove, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 1SU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Redby Academy, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9QP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Richard Avenue Primary School, Hurstwood Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7LQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Rickleton Primary School, Vigo Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 9EZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Ryhope Junior School, Shaftesbury Avenue, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0RT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

St Paul's CofE Primary School, Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0LW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Anne's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hylton Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 9AA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Bede's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Hampshire Place, Usworth, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 2NP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Benet's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9QU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Grindon Lane, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 8HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St John Bosco Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Bradford Avenue, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 4JW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St John Boste Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Castle Road, Oxclose Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0HL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Sunderland, Rutland Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6HY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Joseph's Washington RC School, Village Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7HU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Leonard's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Tunstall Village Road, Silksworth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2BB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Meadowside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7QN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Michael's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Durham Road, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 8NF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Patrick's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Smith Street, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0RQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Seaburn Dene Primary School, Torver Crescent, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 8LG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Shiney Row Primary School, Rear South View, Shiney Row, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 4QP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

South Hylton Primary Academy, Union Street, South Hylton, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 0LS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Southwick Community Primary School, Shakespeare Street, Southwick, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 2JX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Springwell Village Primary School, Westfield Crescent, Springwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7RX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Thorney Close Primary School, Torquay Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4BB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Town End Academy, Borodin Avenue, Town End Farm, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 4NX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Usworth Colliery Primary School, Manor Road, Sulgrave, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 3BL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Marlborough Primary School, Marlborough Road, Sulgrave Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 3BG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Valley Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Hendon, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 8PL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Wessington Primary School, Lanercost, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7PY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Willow Fields Community Primary School, Winslow Close, Witherwack, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 5RZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Barnes Infant Academy, Mount Road, Barnes, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7QF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 7.

Diamond Hall Infant Academy, Well Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6JF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 7.

Fulwell Infant School Academy, Ebdon Lane, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 8ED. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 7.

Grindon Infant School, Gleneagles Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 9QN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 7.

Hill View Infant Academy, Helvellyn Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 9JJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 7.

Ryhope Infant School Academy, Shaftesbury Avenue, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0RT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 7.

New Silksworth Academy Infant, Blind Lane, New Silksworth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 1AS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 7.

George Washington Primary School, Well Bank Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 1NL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Farringdon Academy, Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 3DJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Secondary State Schools

Red House Academy, Rutherglen Road, Red House Estate, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 5LN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Castle View Enterprise Academy, Cartwright Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3DX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Farringdon Community Academy, Allendale Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 3EL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Monkwearmouth Academy, Torver Crescent, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 8LG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Thornhill School Business & Enterprise College, Thornholme Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7NA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Southmoor Academy, Ryhope Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7TF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Hetton School, North Road, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 9JZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Oxclose Community Academy, Dilston Close, Oxclose Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0LN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Washington School, Spout Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 2AA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Biddick Academy, Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Sandhill View Academy, Grindon Lane, Thorney Close, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4EN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Kepier, Dairy Lane, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5BH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

St Aidan's Catholic Academy, Willow Bank Road, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7HJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School, Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy, Thornhill Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7JN. A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.

City of Sunderland College, Bede Centre, Durham Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4AH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Venerable Bede Church of England Academy, Tunstall Bank, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0SX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Beacon of Light School, Foundation of Light, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 16.

Special State Schools

Barbara Priestman Academy, Meadowside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7QN. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Chapelgarth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 2NQ. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

North View Academy, St. Lukes Road, South Hylton, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 0HB. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Sunningdale School, Shaftoe Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4HA. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Columbia Grange School, Oxclose Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7NY. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11 with severe autism.

Education and Services for People with Autism, 6-7 the Cloisters, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, SR2 7BD. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25.

The New Bridge Academy, Craigshaw Road, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3NF. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Independent Schools

Argyle House School, 19-20 Thornhill Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7LA. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 17.

Sunderland High School, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 8HY. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.

Independent Special Schools

Sunderland High School, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 8HY. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.

Sunderland High School, Mowbray Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 8HY. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.


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