Information for parents

Attending a Sixth Form Centre is the next step in your child's journey to a bright and prosperous future.  We are sure we are the right choice for them and for you!

High achievement

In the summer of 2015, we celebrated an A-Level pass rate of 100% in 16 A-Level subjects.

Progression success

Last year 100% of our students progressed onto higher education programmes and 94% of our students got a place with their first choice institution.  Through regular one-to-one workshops with a dedicated UCAS tutor we ensure our students regularly progress onto Russell Group universities including Durham, Newcastle, Exeter and York.

Free travel

No need to worry about travel costs, we cover those!  All our full-time students get free travel on Arriva and Go North East bus services from Monday to Friday.

Officially 'Outstanding'

In 2009, New College Durham was awarded an Outstanding rating by Ofsted.

Stay involved

We recognise the importance of keeping you involved in the development of your child and ensure you get regular updates on their progress.  You will be the first to hear if there are concerns over their progress and be a part of the solution.


All students get hands-on support from the dedicated teaching team.  In addition, they have access to Personal Learning Coaches who will keep them on track to achieve their full potential.

Mandy Young

Mandy felt that the most significant aspects in her children’s experience were the quality of teaching, the teacher’s enthusiasm and the care and support.