New College Durham Academies Trust

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About Us

New College Durham Academies Trust was set up as a non-profit charity in 2011, over subsequent years the Trust has developed its support infrastructure to ensure that our Academies have a strong basis on which to deliver high quality education to the young people they serve.


The Trust now operate three large secondary schools and four primary schools within County Durham. Our Academies are at the heart of their local communities and strive to deliver on our founding principles of Inclusion, Progression and Excellence.

The principle of Inclusion ensures that all students of all abilities, aspirations and backgrounds are given the opportunities to experience a wide ranging and challenging curriculum in which to achieve academic success and support in determining their future.

To encourage Progression, the Trust supports its Academies, students and families to enable informed and appropriate decisions regarding future study and employment, encouraging all to take on new challenges and reach higher levels of achievement.


The focus on Excellence underpins all that we do whether in learning areas, working within the communities we serve or governing and leading our Academies.


The Trust strives to ensure that our Academies are well managed and self-sufficient. An important part of the future strategy is to have strong support network to support the growing capacity of the Trust and our Academies.