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Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Welcome to Consilium Evolve


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Consilium Evolve

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I’m delighted and proud to be Headteacher at Consilium Evolve. Evolve is a specialist Alternative Provision Academy which caters for secondary age students who experience emotionally based school avoidance. But our academy is so much more than that. We nurture each student to encourage them to take their place in the world, whatever that might be, despite any barriers they have encountered.

Latest News

  • Our headteacher, Mr Robert Bell, 'overwhelmed' after receiving prestigious national award for work with special needs children

    24 Jun 2024

    Our dedicated headteacher Robert Bell said he felt “overwhelmed” after being presented with a national award by the city’s deputy mayor, Cllr Ehthesham Haque on what was ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ (Wednesday June 19).

  • Unveiling coastal creativity: Students’ art textiles set to shine in gift shop

    08 Jul 2024

    They say that “creativity is intelligence having fun”, which is why we’re always supportive of occasions that highlight our young people’s artistry!

  • Pupils to see their artwork displayed at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    08 Jul 2024

    Some of the pupils have been using sea glass to create their artworks.

  • Sunderland headteacher takes top award at the 'Oscars of education' for work with special needs children

    08 Jul 2024

    It was Mr Bell’s second national award in less than one week.

  • Evolve Academy Students Launch Partnership with Sunderland Culture

    05 Jul 2024

    Students to Showcase Coastal Art Textiles in the Gift Shop

  • End of year update and trips

    26 Jun 2024

    Please find attached important end of year update letter including details around our trips and visits.
  • Consilium Evolve Receives Mental Health Gold Standard Award

    16 May 2024

    The accreditation marks a positive start to Mental Health Awareness Week.

  • Virtual Tour

    10 May 2024

    At Evolve we love to embrace new technology and ideas. 

  • Robert Bell, Headteacher, is a finalist

    07 May 2024

    Headteacher Robert Bell, has been shortlisted for a Tes Schools Award. The national awards recognise the very best teachers and schools from UK state and independent settings, across early years, primary and secondary.   Dubbed the &l
  • Robert Bell, Headteacher Named National Teaching Awards Finalist

    11 Apr 2024

    Sunderland's Consilium Evolve Academy Headteacher Recognised.

  • Ensuring quality and sustainability in SEND Provision

    11 Apr 2024

    Additional funding for SEND places is very welcome – but we must ensure it is deployed as part of a transformation of our approach to inclusion. Michael McCarthy CEO, Consilium Academies and Robert Bell Headteacher, Consilium Evolve.

  • End of Term Letter

    26 Mar 2024

    As we reach the end of another term at Evolve, we invite you to read our update letter below.

  • Year 11 Examinations Update

    25 Mar 2024

    As you are aware, the GCSE Summer exam period will be starting soon. In order to support our Year 11 students with their preparation, we have planned, alongside revision in lessons, a ‘drop-down week’ that will allow close study of one or two core subjects per day. Please read through the letter below.

  • Community Day

    18 Mar 2024

    Please see letter below regarding our community day. The link to the form is:
  • Our Parents

    "A fascinating and fun experience with Consilium Evolve, who brought my daughters difficulties, that not everyone can always understand, to life, for all to see. For the first time I have hope that someone can make a difference, and I am looking forward to seeing the progress."

    Our Students

    It might seem scary at first but it’s an amazing school that helps everyone here.

    Yr 10

    People are not judgemental here, don’t expect the worst.

    Yr 10