Sacriston is a historic village situated just three miles north of the city of Durham. There are a large number of amenities in the village including a Tesco express, barbers, off-licences, plenty of takeaways and newsagents. The Arnison Centre is approximately 4 miles away which offers a variety of high street shops. Sacriston has three schools including Sacriston Academy, a new Roman Catholic primary school which opened in September 2017. Fyndoune Community College is a sixth form which affords students an excellent secondary education up to A levels.