When you can join our schools
You can apply to join our middle schools at Year 5 if your child is currently in a first school.
Even if your child attends a primary school outside the Seaton Valley partnership, you can still apply to join our middle schools at Year 7 instead of transferring to a secondary school.
We accept applications for children in middle or secondary schools to start at ACHS in Year 9.
We follow the admissions arrangements of Northumberland County Council.
You can find out more about the admissions arrangements from Northumberland County Council's website or by contacting the Admissions Team on 0345 600 6400, or email: schooladmissions@
Parents and carers are entitled to express a preference about which school their son/daughter should attend. Please contact us to make an appointment to view our schools during the school day.