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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Welcome to Wyvern Academy

Excellence in all that we do

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Wyvern Academy


I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to our school and to give you a taste of all the brilliant things that happen here each day. We are very proud of being a Consilium school, and we feel that the values of our Trust is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Latest News

  • Newsletter

    21 Mar 2023

    At Wyvern Academy we understand the importance of sharing information and news with our parents and carers. Each term we publish our Newsletter to ensure you are kept up to date with recent school news. 

    We also want to hear from you! We love to share good news stories and the amazing accomplishments made by our pupils.

    If you have some good news to share about your child please get in touch via email:





    02 Mar 2023

    On World Book Day, 2 March 2023, Wyvern Academy in Darlington is celebrating receiving £8,000 of funding from The Foyle Foundation, which will enable them to buy 2,500 new books for their students, to a newly refurbished library.

    This is all part of a successful focus on literacy across the school, which is part of Consilium Academies. The literacy programme, launched last year, is tailored to each child, has created a reading culture that is now reaping rewards. Last year, the school’s successful focus on reading saw Year 8s jump a year in reading age in just six months.

    The Foyle School Library Scheme gives preference to schools which can clearly demonstrate a commitment to renewing and maintaining their library provision in the future. Which is truly the case at Wyvern, as well as refurbishing the library into a thriving and state-of-the-art environment to enjoy the love of reading, a new Director of English and a new librarian has joined the team this year, and a peer-to-peer literacy mentoring programme has also been launched.

    As well as stocking up their library with 2,500 new books, on World Book Day Wyvern staff dressed up as their favourite book characters, designed classroom doors around best-selling books, such as The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, as well as a ‘shelfie’ competition where students guessed their teachers’ bookshelves.  

    Jonny Willis, Literacy Coordinator and Associate Assistant Headteacher for Quality of Education at Wyvern Academy, said:
    “We are so excited to be able to fill our bookshelves with more new books, as we know reading and literacy has such an incredible impact on our students as well as giving them so much enjoyment.

    “This World Book Day, we are celebrating our huge successes as part of our literacy programme, which isn’t about just one day but a sustained focus on literacy which has become central to school life here. This programme is going from strength-to-strength thanks to the commitment of our students and teachers alike, as well as support from fantastic organisations like The Foyle Foundation.”


  • Half Term Update

    16 Feb 2023

    Please see an update from Mr Inglis for February half-term

  • Year 11 Spring Update

    14 Feb 2023

    Year 11 Spring Update

  • Multi-Academy Trust of the Year!

    30 Jan 2023

    Consilium Academies has been named as Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) of the Year at The National Schools Awards 2022, which took place on 1 December at the House of Lords in London. Selected from a strong field of academy trusts, we have been reco
  • Newsletter Volume 6

    17 Jan 2023

    Newsletter Volume 6
  • Newsletter Volume 5

    24 Nov 2022

    Newsletter Vol. 5
  • Half-term letter to P&Cs

    21 Oct 2022

    Please find the letter from the Headteacher for the end of half-term in October

  • Parent Newsletter

    04 Oct 2022

    Please find below our latest parent newsletter.

  • Welcome to Key Stage 4 - Parents and Carers Evening

    28 Sep 2022

    We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Welcome to Key Stage Four event which will be hosted in school on Thursday 6th October 2022 between 18:00 and 19:00.

  • Year 6 Parents and Carers – Another Opportunity to Visit Us

    21 Sep 2022

    Thank you for joining us at our Open Evening on Thursday the 15th September, we very much enjoyed welcoming you to Wyvern Academy.

  • Wyvern Academy Year 6 Open Evening

    07 Sep 2022

    As Headteacher of Wyvern Academy, I would like to invite you to our Year 6 Open Evening, which is taking place on Thursday the 15th of September from 1800 until 2000.

  • Year 11 GCSE Results Day Letter

    18 Jul 2022

    Please find attached a letter to parents and carers providing a summary of key information in advance of GCSE Results Day.

  • End of Term Letter to Parents and Carers

    15 Jul 2022

    Please find our letter to parents and carers regarding the end of term and information about the next academic year. 

  • Our Parents

    “The help and support we have received as a family has exceeded my expectations. Being new to the school I was unsure of what to expect, but I can only praise everyone involved with us who go above and beyond in my opinion to make sure that we get all and any help needed.”

    “Thank you for your support. It’s good to get feedback from the teachers.”

    Mrs G

    “The support from the school has been amazing in a very difficult time.”

    Mrs R

    Our Students

    "Wyvern Academy is an open, accepting school which doesn’t tolerate discrimination and un-orderly behaviour, so you can feel safe and the get the best standard of education possible. I would recommend Wyvern Academy. Having been here for four years, I wouldn’t swap it for any other school."


    "The teachers are really nice and help you to fit in and feel comfortable in the school"

    Poppy, Year 7

    "I like the fact that you have lots of opportunities here and you get involved in lots of different things."