Join Us – Admissions

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2017 Year 7 starters

There are currently some places available to Year 6 students for a September 2017 start.  If you would like to find out how to apply, or visit the school to see for yourself what we have to offer, please contact Sarah Benson, Head Teacher’s PA.

Our recent Ofsted inspection commented that:

  • The behavior of pupils is good …. There is a positive, calm and orderly atmosphere in the school, in which the school site is treated with respect, just as pupils show respect for each other, adults and the school
  • Pupils feel safe and well looked after
  • Pupils are sure that they will be listened to if they have a problem
  • The knowledge that teachers and other staff have of their pupils underpins a strong network of support for pupils’ physical and emotional health

Sixth Form

We are currently accepting applications for Sixth Form courses.  To make an application please go to

To find out more about the Sixth Form, contact Mr Fran Ward at

Follow us on @FSDSixth

Other Year Groups and in-year applications

Throughout the academic year, we are approached to enrol students in all year groups.  We are happy to discuss this with prospective parents.  If you would like to consider joining us, please contact Mr Peter Connor, Deputy Head Teacher.  FSD follows the Durham County admissions process.  Once you have made your decision, please follow this link here

If you would like further information or to speak to someone about joining the school then please contact the following:

Please contact the main office on 0191 386 6628 where you will be directed to the appropriate member of staff.