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As a high-quality provider of education and training, New College Durham is committed to providing the best for your child, whatever their ability or aspirations. We will aim to provide the best foundation for their future, by offering exciting and challenging opportunities to learn and develop. New College Durham has established a strong reputation for providing high-quality education.


New College Durham is delighted to be the lead sponsor for Consett Academy. The College has established a strong reputation for providing high-quality education and training for both young people and adults. A recent Ofsted inspection (June 2009) found the College to be “Outstanding” across all key areas and our further education success rates place us in the top ten percent of Colleges nationally. In recognition of the levels of excellence achieved, the College has since been awarded “Beacon College” status by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) in March 2010.


Durham County Council (DCC), as co-sponsor, provides expertise in school improvement strategies, advice on overcoming social and economic barriers to success and developing collaborative approaches to curriculum delivery with other local providers. DCC supports the Academy’s commitment to transforming learning and developing exemplary practice.


Both organisations firmly believe that your children deserve the best teaching, with the best facilities and resources, in order to learn, enjoy and succeed. Our joint vision is for all children, whatever their ability and background, to have the opportunity to fulfil their real potential and make an informed choice about their future. We will place great importance on partnership work and collaboration with the local community. With the College’s experience as a provider of education and training, we will utilise the support of new and existing business partners, to ensure learning is relevant and interesting for your child. We will ensure that we develop a strong sporting and technology related approach in line with the Sport and Technology specialisms. Where appropriate, we will also promote best practice, whilst offering our support to ensure all children receive the highest quality of education, throughout their time studying with us.