About our Sponsors

New College Durham is our lead sponsor. The College has an established reputation for providing high quality education and training for both young people and adults.  A recent Ofsted inspection found the College to be “Outstanding” across all key areas and their results place them in the top ten percent of Colleges nationally. In recognition of the levels of excellence achieved, the College was awarded “Beacon College” status.

Durham County Council is New College Durham’s co-sponsor of the academy.  Durham County Council has a national reputation as an outstanding provider of support for school improvement. Officers work with the academy to provide advice on overcoming social and economic barriers to success and offer collaborative approaches to curriculum delivery with other local providers. Durham County Council supports our commitment to transforming learning and developing exemplary practice.

Both organisations firmly believe that all students deserve the best teaching, the best facilities and resources in order to learn, enjoy and succeed.  To this end they have established New College Durham Academies Trust, a multi academy trust currently operating two academies: North Durham Academy and Consett Academy.