Wyvern Academy is registered under Darlington Council’s local authority and our admission policy is devised and administered by them. Further information in relation to the process can be seen by clicking on the following link. Specific information linked to Wyvern Academy is given on pages 45-47.
Parents wishing to register their child for admission in September should visit the Local Authority website and register their interest ahead of the deadline.
Our current student admission number for the year 7 cohort in 2023 is 140.
Determined Admission Arrangements
The School Admission Regulations 2012 require admission authorities to set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. For entry in 2018 all admission authorities must have determined their admission arrangements by 28 February each year.
Once arrangements have been determined, any objections to them should be referred in writing to the Schools Adjudicator. For entry in 2018 objections must be referred by 15 May in the year of entry. The Schools Adjudicator can be contacted at The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. You can also contact them on 01325 340525 or by emailing the team at email@example.com .
Once admission arrangements have been determined for a particular school year, they cannot be revised by the admission authority unless such revision is necessary to give effect to a mandatory requirement of the Code, admission law, a determination of the Adjudicator or any misprint in the admission arrangements.
DBC Secondary School Parent Guide
At Wyvern, our aim is for our learning environment to be inspirational, exciting and welcoming. As a result, the transition from primary to secondary is a time that pupils can enjoy and enables our new year 7 pupils to have the best possible start to their time at Wyvern.
Transition days at Wyvern are an opportunity for pupils to experience everything our school has to offer, from the following new timetables to joining in with clubs and extra-curricular activities. Pupils are supported in order to ensure that they quickly begin to make progress, make new friends and form strong relationships with the teaching and pastoral staff. A team of dedicated staff in a variety of roles work closely with pupils, parents and carers to support them during this time.
Staff also liaise closely with their primary school colleagues to ensure that all of the important information that will enable us to make joining Wyvern as positive as possible is shared. Above all, pupils enjoy their transition experience and look forward even more to joining us the following September.