Admissions Information

If you would like to find out how to apply for a place for your child, or visit the school to see for yourself what we have to offer, please contact Mrs Thompson, the school’s Executive Assistant.

Sixth Form

For anyone who is interested in our sixth form provision, please visit the sixth form page on this website.

To speak to someone directly about our sixth form, contact Mrs Mersh-Roberts.

Follow us on @FSDSixth

Other Year Groups and in-year applications

Throughout the academic year, we are approached to enrol students in all year groups.  We are happy to discuss this with prospective parents.  If you would like to consider joining us, please contact Mrs Thompson.  FSD follows the Durham County admissions process.  Once you have made your decision, please follow this link here

You can also contact the main office on 0191 386 6628 where you will be directed to the appropriate member of staff.

Please note that if you wish to proceed with an in-year application, transfer forms are not available from the school. You must contact Durham County Council – see the following pages from their website for advice. Durham County Council Pupil Transfers


Useful information

Below are quick and handy links to documents and information about FSD which will be useful to prospective parents when considering schools for their child.

Parent Guide 2019-2020

Latest Ofsted report

Home School Agreement 2019

DfE School Performance tables

Durham County Admissions Process