Southmoor Academy

Sunderland, United Kingdom

Location: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Southmoor Academy

Southmoor Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective secondary school with sixth form, located in Grangetown, Sunderland. The school has 1,132 places for students aged 11-18. 

Formerly Southmoor Community School, Southmoor Academy converted to academy status in 2012, with its sixth form opening in 2014. It is supported by the Southmoor Multi Academy Trust. The school boasts state-of-the-art facilities including science labs and a cyber cafe. Half of its sixth-form leavers go on to study at Russell Group universities.


Steve Garrett BA (Hons) Cert Ed NPQH

Values and vision 

Southmoor Academy prides itself on being one of Sunderland’s highest ranking schools and has the motto "aspire, achieve, enjoy". The secondary school works to give all students the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background. Teachers allow pupils to develop their interests and skills through extra-curricular activities, creative arts or sport, alongside the regular curriculum. 

Community is at the heart of the academy and pupils are encouraged to take an interest in their surroundings. Southmoor Academy specialises in maths and computing. The school also offers professional football training and coaching through the Martin Gray Football Academy.   

Ofsted report 

“Academy data, evidence from lesson observations, discussions with students and detailed work scrutiny show that students are making good progress. Their good achievement is a result of increasingly strong teaching and the very effective targeted support of students most at risk of underachieving. Most parents and carers who responded to the on-line questionnaire believe that their children make good progress."   

View Southmoor Academy’s latest Ofsted report  

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Address: Ryhope Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2 7TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 553 7600