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All of our admissions are managed through Darlington Borough Council.  If you live in the Borough of Darlington, your child is in Y6 and you are applying for a place at Hummersknott in the following September, you should complete the on line application form, which can be found at, by 31 October in the relevant school year. Further details on the admissions process, including the consideration of late applications can be obtained from the Schools Admissions Team at the Town Hall (01325 405909).

If your child is already attending another secondary school either within Darlington or elsewhere, you should contact the Schools Admissions Team at the Town Hall.  Parents/carers will be advised on the availability of places and should the school be full, you will be informed about the appeals process.  Parent/carers are advised to consult staff at the child’s present school to discuss the reasons for transfer.  The current school will provide an application form for you to complete.

In-Year Fair Access Protocols exist to ensure that unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible and to ensure that all schools in a Local Authority area admit their fair share of children with challenging behaviour.  All secondary schools within Darlington Authority have agreed to admit children through the protocol.  Those children identified by the Local Authority will take precedence over children on a waiting list who are already attending another school.

The Governing Body of Hummersknott Academy is the Admissions Authority.

The admission number for Year 7 in September 2022 is 240.

Currently if the school is oversubscribed in any year students will be admitted on the basis of the following policy:


Admissions Policy 2022-2023


Admissions Policy 2023-2024

Parent’s Guide to Admission Appeals has been produced by Darlington Borough Council and may be downloaded below.


Parent's Guide to Admission Appeals

Should you require further clarification please email [email protected] and your email will be forwarded to the relevant person.