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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 from Head teacher

On behalf of the staff and students, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Washington Academy. 

Washington offers excellent learning experiences to all its students through a diverse curriculum that caters for the needs of all. The academy opened new state-of-the-art buildings in 2009 and endeavours to ensure all our young people enjoy their lessons in an inspiring learning environment.

Students, parents, staff, and governors are proud of recent achievements here and, as well as helping students achieve the results they need to follow chosen career paths, we have a huge and varied programme of activities and extracurricular opportunities on offer. Our young people tell us their ambitions are well catered for and that they are happy in their work and play.

Washington Academy is fully committed to each individual in our academy, recognising their uniqueness and individual potential. We have high expectations of all students, in terms of behaviour and commitment to learning, and of our parents in working with us as partners to support individual progress.

Our strong links with partner primary schools ensures a smooth transition from primary to secondary school, allowing a strategic approach to raising aspirations and generating further success.

The academy has a robust careers programme in place for all year groups. This includes working with a range of partners such as Newcastle College and Oxford University. Students have the opportunity to explore their future career choices regularly. We also have a Careers Advisor on site to offer one on one careers guidance interviews from year 10 upwards. 

The academy is at the heart of its community and welcomes you and your family to participate in our development activities and contribute to the learning of your children. If you’d like to find out more about our school we invite you to investigate the other parts of this site which are full of useful information.

Washington Academy is proud to be part of the Consilium Academies Trust. As part of Consilium, we are dedicated to working towards the Consilium mission of enriching lives and inspiring ambitions.

If our website doesn’t answer all of your questions, do contact us on 0191 580 4956. 

Kind regards

Derek Austwick