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Important: A Message to Prospective Parents/Carers

We would first like to thank you for your interest in our school, Harry Watts Academy.

We would like to make everyone aware that, as a school, we are full until September 2025, with only a handful of places becoming available at that time. From then, September 2026 will be when any further places are available.

We appreciate that prospective parents/ carers would like to visit potential schools for their child/ young person. Unfortunately, due to a significantly high demand in request for visits, and a lack of places for a substantial period of time, we are postponing any visits for the foreseeable.

Our priority is the wellbeing and education of our pupils, and we hope that you understand why we are keeping the disruption to a minimum, until places are becoming available again.  When we are closer to having space, we will reopen the diary.

Best wishes

Louise Hindmarch



Who is Harry Watts Academy For?

Harry Watts Academy is a 170-place special school for children between the ages of 5-16, who have a diagnosis of both Autism and Complex Learning Disabilities, with an Education, Health and Care Plan. Harry Watts Academy is split over two sites, with our Engage and Explore pathways based at Redhouse, and Discover based at Harraton.

All places are commissioned by the Local Authority, which is Together for Children, Sunderland. Please speak with the TfC SEN team for further information.

Please be aware that we do not offer places directly and cannot discuss individual cases.