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About Consilium

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.


Our partner primary schools are:

  • Willow Tree
  • Lark Hill
  • St John's
  • St Luke's
  • Summerville
  • Light Oaks

Although the majority of our students join us from our partner primary schools, we are always pleased to welcome students from other primary schools in Salford, the UK, and even other parts of the world.  

Parents of children in all primary schools are welcome to apply for places. For more information and to apply for a place online click here.

We understand that the transition from primary to secondary school can be a challenging time for both students and families and even more so during the current pandemic.

Our transition promise to you is to provide the following -

  • To send regular emails and letters to keep you updated as much as we can with regards to returning to school. We are not able to give a date as to when we are welcoming back our students but we will keep you informed as soon as this information is available to us.
  • This year all students will receive a free school uniform voucher, for Whittakers the uniform shop. A voucher will be sent via the post. Make sure you check online for Whittakers opening times and processes.
  • We will keep in regular contact with all families. All will be contacted before May half term and again before July to speak to you and answer any questions that you may have.
  • Pre-recorded ‘welcome evening’ to be sent out via email to further answer any questions.
  • Join us on Instagram (@builehill627) here we will post work challenges for students, our daily Buile TV update, ‘Meet The Teacher’ feature, weekly posts and department information. You do not have to be signed up to Instagram to access this, please follow the link;
  • Provide whole school information on our Facebook page - Buile Hill Visual Arts College
  • To share a virtual tour of the school with current Y7 students showing you around. This is also featured on our Instagram page.
  • To send a work booklet via post for all children to have a go at completing over the final half term and bring with them in September.
  • To send you an introduction to Buile Hill brochure via post which should answer all of your questions.
  • To host a live ‘Q and A’ session where students in Y7 will answer any questions you and your child may have.

If your child has additional needs we assure you that we will do our utmost to meet these and students with SEND will be given extra support during transition by our SENCO and LSU Manager.

This is an unusual way for your child to finish their primary journey, and begin their secondary one, and we fully understand there will be more anxiety than normal around the transition to Buile Hill, so please do get in touch if you would like more contact with us to support you or your child.

We are so excited to have you become part of our Buile Hill Family and look forward to speaking to you soon. Please join our mailing list by emailing us on