Further Education Transition

Washington Academy works closely with City of Sunderland College to ensure that our students have the best possible knowledge about further education when they leave us. The college are in the academy regularly running workshops and attending parents’ evenings.

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You can view information about City of Sunderland College and all of the courses they offer at the college website, you can also apply for a place at the college using the school leavers’ application form.

To find out more about the new city centre campus, please click here http://fliphtml5.com/hjsn/ussv

You can experience a virtual walk through of the new city campus here.

Many of Washington Academy’s former pupils have completed courses at the college and then gone on to study at university. Each year the college publishes a roll of honour showing the courses our students studied and the universities they have successfully gained entry to. It gives us great pleasure each year to see familiar names going on to study in the countries best universities.


Connexions Sunderland offers confidential advice and support services for all 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs).

Connexions Personal Advisers offer advice and support on a wide range of lifestyle issues including careers, education, training, employment, health and personal development opportunities in schools, colleges, Connexions Centres, youth clubs and at other venues and events across Tyne and Wear.

The Connexions Personal Adviser working in Washington Academy is Gillian Martin. If you would like to speak with Connexions call 0191 5614084.
You can access the Sunderland Connexions Centres at the addresses below:

Washington Connexions Centre
The Galleries
Town Centre
(The entrance to the Connexions Centre is on the Upper Level above the library)
Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-5pm.
Tel: 0191 561 2986.
Houghton le Spring Connexions Centre
66 Newbottle Street
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-5pm.
Tel: 0191 561 6311.
Sunderland Connexions Centre
City Library and Arts Centre Building
First Floor
30-32 Fawcett Street
Open Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm.
Tel: 0191 561 7333.