Information for parents

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

High achievement

In the summer of 2018, we celebrated an A-Level pass rate of 100% in 19 A-Level subjects.

Progression success

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

Free travel

There's no need to worry about your child getting to and from college. All eligible full-time students receive travel support on Arriva and Go North East bus services.

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 (PLCs) 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.