Welcome from the Principal

As an experienced and successful leader of three schools and now Principal of North Durham Academy, l am extremely proud to be serving the community of Stanley and the surrounding area.

North Durham Academy is on a journey to becoming a place of outstanding educational provision. Children are at the heart of my leadership and our single priority. The core values that make up The NDA Way came from a student consultation. The values describe, in their own words, what the students felt that all members of NDA should try to be like. The NDA way, kindness, optimism, honesty, determination and respect, gives us a framework to develop a common language around which all aspects of learning can be discussed. Our care begins with the relationships we foster with our primary schools and parents.

It is our intention to enhance the life chances of every child, ensuring that outstanding progress and attainment is the norm for every child. We, therefore, expect high standards of behaviour and attitudes to learning in order to allow teachers to teach, support staff to enhance and children to feel safe and learn.

Our vision is simple ‘Students First’. 

It is hoped that this guide will give some insight into our vision and ethos. However, please accept my offer of an open invitation to visit it us, anytime, to experience the Academy first hand.

Mrs A Sweeten, Principal

Updated July 2019