Our undoubted strength is in the quality of student who we attract. Our latest Ofsted report recognises that ‘The students are a real asset to the academy’ because their ‘behaviour is excellent … they come ready to learn, keen to do well and apply themselves to tasks with diligence to complete them.’

We are currently recruiting students for every year group, including Year 7.


Children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 will be eligible to start secondary school in September 2017.

If your son/daughter is at school in County Durham you will receive a letter during September from the admissions team at Durham County Council.  These letters are distributed by primary schools.

Children are no longer required to attend the closest secondary school to their home address. You can express up to 3 preferences for your child to be admitted into a secondary school of your choice. At Park View School, we can accommodate up to 240 students in each year group. Our projected figures for September 2016 admissions shows there are places available to accommodate more children  due to the lower birth rates in our traditional feeder primary schools  and the fact that we are the largest secondary school in Chester-le-Street.  This means that there has never been a better time to apply to Park View School, although increased demand for us from other areas does mean that you would be wise to place us as your first choice.

If you live outside of County Durham you can still apply to Park View School, but you will need to complete the form provided by your Local Authority and name Park View School as your first choice. The process is very similar to the one above and, again, we are more than happy to offer support to you throughout the process, either by personal or telephone contact.

If you would like to know more about the school or the application process, please contact Mr Iain Veitch (Headteacher) via email at iveitch@parkviewlearning.net or telephone on 0191 3882248.

Click on the link below to view our Admissions Policy:-

Our Admissions Policy

For general enquiries, please contact Mrs Hilary Bolton, Company Secretary on hbolton@parkviewlearning.net