Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Admission arrangements

Do you want to send your child to a successful, forward-thinking, award winning academy which features state-of-the-art facilities? Thorp Academy is one of the Top 3 best performing schools in Gateshead as well as one of the Top 18% of performers in the North East of England.

Our results speak for themselves in so many different areas, across the academy as well as on an individual subject level.

  • Thorp Academy has a Progress 8 score which is above the national average.
  • Thorp leads sport in Gateshead supported by our own unique Elite Performer Programme.
  • “In 2018, 71% of Year 11 pupils achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and mathematics; this was above the national average” – Ofsted 2019
  • Thorp is a Lead School in the Network of Excellence for Computer Science and has two CAS & DfE registered Master Teachers of the subject.
  • 25% of our Sixth Form students went off to study at elite Russell Group universities.

Admissions to Year 7

Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.

The academy currently follows the admission criteria of Gateshead Council’s admissions policy. Parents with children in Year 6 in Gateshead primary schools will be contacted during the autumn term with details of how to express their preference for a Secondary school. The admissions team can be contacted at Gateshead Council on 0191 4333000 and further details can be found here. If you would like to send your child to Thorp Academy and you live outside Gateshead you should contact the local authority where you live.

Admissions to other year groups will be conducted in line with the national code of practice for admissions as long as there is an available place in the year group. In the first instance you should contact the admissions team at Gateshead Council on 0191 4333000.

Copies of the determined admission arrangements for maintained schools and academies in Gateshead are available for inspection at the Local Authority Offices at Gateshead Council’s Civic Centre, School Admissions, Children’s Commissioning Service Learning and Children, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. The information is also published on the Council’s website here.


Admissions to 6th Form


For admission enquiries for the 6th Form please contact [email protected].

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Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.

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