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Consultation on Admissions Arrangements for all schools within the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust 2024-25
Where changes to admissions arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published.
The proposed admissions policies for each of our schools can be found on individual schools’ websites from 5 December for consultation.
The consultation will run from 5 December 2022 to 27 January 2023. A consultation response form is available by request from each school.
The Local Governing Committee of each school (on behalf of the admissions authority) will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2024-25.
Mr Nick Hurn CEO
In December 2019, the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle published its Diocesan Academy Plan which outlined plans for all Diocesan schools to become academies within one of four Diocesan Education Trusts by July 2022 (delayed for some schools to February 2023). Underpinning the Diocesan Academy Policy was the desire and need to ensure the promotion, preservation, protection and future development of Catholic education within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle so that it is fit for the mission of the Church.
In establishing these trust structures and having a single system in the Diocese, the aim continues to be to ensure that the children and young people in our schools will continue to receive the very best educational opportunities and life fulfilling experiences, within communities which have the teachings of Christ and his Church at the very centre.
This Catholic Trust model, where every school has its place, is now well-established and means that no individual school is left isolated or vulnerable in a rapidly changing environment. It ensures that the uniqueness of each individual school is celebrated and the unique contribution of each is recognised and appreciated.