Consett Academy

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Consett Academy
Motto Inclusion Progression Excellence
Established January 2012[1]
Type Academy
Principal Mr Kevin Reynolds[2]
Location Consett
County Durham
Coordinates: 54°50′28″N 1°52′08″W / 54.8412°N 1.869°W / 54.8412; -1.869
Local authority Durham
Students 1200[3]
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Website Consett Academy

Consett Academy is a secondary school, The result of a merger between Consett schools Consett Community Sports College and Moorside Community Technology College. From its establishment, the school has operated at the two former sites under the Consett Academy name, while the Academy building is scheduled to open in Easter 2014.


The academy is currently operating from two sites; North Campus and South Campus, located in Blackhill and Moorside respectively. As of September 2013, students are distributed as follows:

South Campus Years 7, 8 and 9

North Campus Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form

A new building is currently in development to be constructed at the Bel Vue site in Consett, County Durham, expected to open in Easter 2014; incorporating a secondary school and sixth form.


The Academy is for ages 11 to 18 as of September 2012, when the new Sixth Form opened.

The school has the capacity for an inlet of up to 300 Year 7 pupils each year.


  1. ^ "About Us". Consett Academy. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ First principal appointed for new academy, Northern Echo, 19 May 2011, retrieved 2 July 2012 
  3. ^ Neil McKay (2 July 2012), U-turn over Consett Academy mobile phone ban, The Journal