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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


Welcome to the

Consilium Evolve

Welcome to our website. 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.

We want Evolve to be a physically and emotionally safe and secure place for our students, so that they feel able to improve their previous school attendance. Our curriculum is delivered in a way that encourages students to be brave and creative in their learning and achieve well. Our academy is a calm and supportive environment underpinned by strong and respectful relationships between staff, students and their families.

Latest News

  • 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:
  • Parent Governor Nominations

    07 Mar 2024

    Would you like to help shape the future of your child's school?

  • Consilium Academies Shortlisted for Inclusivity Award

    28 Feb 2024

    Sunderland alternative provision academy, Consilium Evolve, leads the way when it comes to making sure every student feels included.

  • Careers Week

    28 Feb 2024

    We're excited to share information about our upcoming Careers Week.

  • Evolve Academy Launches Mental Health Community Days for Students and their Families

    15 Feb 2024

    Evolve Academy, a pioneering alternative provision school part of Consilium Academies, has launched a series of Community Mental Health Days emphasising the significance of providing a platform for students, families, and staff to express themselves and address pressing mental health challenges.

  • Evolve Academy Leads the Charge for Children's Mental Health Week

    13 Feb 2024

    Evolve Academy, a pioneering alternative provision school part of Consilium Academies, has been dedicated to making a significant impact during Children's Mental Health Week. With this year's theme being 'My Voice Matters,' the school
  • The Sleep Fixer

    09 Feb 2024

    On Wednesday 7th February we welcomed Kerry, The Sleep Fixer, in for a community day. Staff, parents and students alike joined the sessions. Feedback from those in attendance was extremely positive. Read below to find what Kerry had to say about the day.

  • Year 11 Mock Exam period and Supporting Your Child Event, 14th February

    07 Feb 2024

    As we get closer to the summer exams, we are continuing to support our students by running a second round of mocks for Year 11 which are scheduled to take place over two weeks, starting from February 26th.

  • 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