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Sacriston Academy is a true community school. Many parents and grandparents were pupils here and together share a real sense of community spirit and pride in our school, working with us to promote a culture of high expectations and celebrations of achievements. As part of this we are always looking for ways to make learning ‘irresistible’ and creating as many opportunities as possible for children to engage, develop, innovate and express their learning.

Making sure our children adapt to new challenges, find inspiration, develop their curiosity and work creatively is key to our approach, meaning children experience many successes and get the maximum benefit from their time with us.

As headteacher it is a privilege to be part of moving our school forward and leading a range of rapid improvements in conjunction with the North East Learning Trust. These improvements will become increasingly evident over the coming months, as we change our physical environment and implement strategies for success in the classroom.

The Trust’s vision is that every child experiences excellence every day and as we joined on 1 September this year – that vision was easy to sign up to with staff, pupils and governors embracing this opportunity to strengthen our school community and improve outcomes for pupils.

Our new look reflects the ambitions of the school and our journey to outstanding. I hope you will join us on this journey and help us to keep Sacriston Academy’s place in the heart of the community.

Annalei Inkster, 


  • Phase of Education Early Years, Primary
  • Establishment Type Community School
  • Age 3-11
  • Gender Mixed
  • Local Authorty Durham County Council
  • Address Witton Road
    County Durham
    DH7 6LQ
  • Phone 0191 371 0777

Open Days

If you'd like to visit us to see if Sacriston Academy is the right school for your child, please call on 0191 371 0777 to arrange a tour with our headteacher, Annalei Inkster.

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