NDA Community

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As valued users of our community facilities – you may be aware that the Academy Trust entered into consultation with community staff and stakeholders regarding a proposal to change to the current arrangements for the provision of community facilities at North Durham Academy.

The proposal involved out-sourcing the provision of community facilities to an external management company to run.  The rationale behind this change was to secure the continuing provision of Community Services in a manner, which protects the Academy against ongoing financial losses, and to ensure it can focus its resources on the core principles of educating our students.

At an Academy Trust Board meeting held on Tuesday 4th July 2017 – this proposal was discussed and feedback was submitted on behalf of a number of interested parties following the conclusion of the consultation process.  Can I take this opportunity to thank those who took the time to give us their views on the aforementioned proposals.

At this meeting, the Trust Board have decided at this stage, to take more time to consider a number of long term viable options with regard to the provision of community facilities at North Durham Academy going forward.  As such, the aforementioned proposals will now not take place and the community facilities will continue to remain in-house until further notice. 

Notwithstanding this decision, a further review is likely to take place in the next academic year as to how we best serve our community, whilst balancing the financial pressures faced by the Academy.

Kind regards

Iain Herdman

Corporate Director of Human Resources & Estates

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Our aim at NDA Community is to be a ‘community hub’ and to take a lead role in the development of activities; which include social, educational, sport and fitness.

2016 Winner of the RICS Community Benefit Award our state of the art facilities are ideal for community use and we offer a wide range of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of the local community.

Opportunities include access to 5/6 football leagues, local football clubs, athletics, netball and ball hockey clubs. We also offer range of exercise classes 7 days per week.

We also offer an affordable gym membership of £17.99 with no hidden contracts that the community can take advantage of.

Please see our opening times below. For further details about school holiday closures then please contact us via our community email or contact number.

DAY   Term Time   Outside Term Time
Monday    5pm-10pm   9am - 10pm
Tuesday   5pm - 10pm    9am - 10pm
Wednesday   5pm - 10pm   9am - 10pm
Thursday   5pm - 10pm   9am - 10pm
Friday   5pm - 8.30pm   9am - 8.30pm
Saturday   9am - 5pm   9am - 5pm
Sunday   9am - 5pm   9am - 5pm
Bank Holidays   Closed   Closed

Our team are here to help support you in your journey whether it is to achieve a goal in our fitness suite or to run an event within the facilities. Fully qualified staff are available at all times.

Our community facilities are now available to hire, these include:

4G Pitch

Multi Use Games Area

Dance Studio


Sports Hall

Outdoor grass pitches

Class rooms

Music rooms

Here is a link to the price list and booking form.

We also have a range of instructors who are running classes in the Academy for the community to access, here is the Community Activity Programme.

NDA Fitness offers the local opportunity to join our gym, for further information please click here.

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Contact us on 01207 291152 or email community@ndacademy.co.uk



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Exclusive Gym Membership

No Joining Fee

No long term contracts

Limited Spaces


Our fantastic fitness suite is now open and includes a wide range of cardiovascular, resistance machines and Technogym’s Easy line equipment. 

You membership includes a complementary gym induction and health check by qualified personnel.

With off the shelf work out routines also available you be able to improve your fitness at low costs.


To register your interest then please email community@ndacademy.co.uk


4G Pitch

The 4G pitch is an artificial grass surface that does an admirable job of remaining soft, avoiding pitch freeze and providing a surface capable of year round usage. More specifically,each artificial grass fibre on the 4G pitch has a spine that allows the fibre to return to an upright position after being stepped upon, allowing the pitch to positively cushion subsequent impacts and maintain the feel of natural grass.

FIFA has given 4G pitch technology a 2* rating, the highest standard for artificial surfaces in soccer.

The FIFA RECOMMENDED 2 STAR standard will be the relevant quality standard for the use of football turf in UEFA's top competitions as the European Championship, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Cup.

If it's good enough for the Champions League, then it is good enough for us.

To hire the 4G pitch please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .


Multi Use Games Area

Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) are very popular and increasing throughout the UK. The Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) is designed with a rebound fencing ball court fence and a variety of surface marking options to meet a variety of sport activities.

The courts have been used for outdoor netball sessions, tennis & fitness classes throughout the year hear at NDA with floodlights available.

To Hire the Multi Use Games Area please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .


Sports Hall

Our impressive sports hall is an ideal area for all sporting activities including football, basketball, badminton, multi-sports, cricket and fitness classes. It also boasts a state of the art coaching screen, under floor heating and sound system.

The hall can be divided into four or two separate spaces depending on the activity and party size.

The sports hall is great for our ever popular community clubs and casual users.

To hire the Sports Hall please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .



Outdoor Grass Pitches

With two outdoor football pitches on a spacious playing field, North Durham Academy can offer you a peaceful setting for any outdoor activity. Whether you are looking for somewhere to play sports or hold an outdoor event, our grounds are ideal setting. Plus one field set-up for athletic activities.

To hire the Outdoor Grass Pitches please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .


Dance Studio

The Dance Studio is a state of the art facility with a mirrored wall, sprung floor, ballet bar and access to a range of useful studio equipment.

This is an ideal space for Yoga and Pilates and also the perfect place to indulge in more intense training.

The rooms have been used for parties, fitness sessions and workshops.

To hire the Dance Studio please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .



The Theatre offers local community groups a high quality arts facility, with full disabled access, ideally suited to dance, drama or theatre, film, music, opera or traditional art forms.

The Theatre has the capacity to seat 300 people and is equipped with high quality sound and light facilities. The Theatre is ideal for large-scale business meetings, conferences, shows, festivals and exercise classes. Extra services such as equipment hire, reception, catering, cleaning could be made available on request.

To hire the Theatre please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .

Class Room

With a variety of class rooms also available throughout the Academy we can offer a wide range of meeting room space.

We have capacity to host meetings for up to 40 people.  We also have excellent car park facilities and access for disable users.

To hire a class room please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .


Music Room

We have three music practice rooms and two band rooms available for hire. All rooms are connected to the main control room for high quality recording purposes. Each room can also be supplied with instruments, amplifiers and a vocal pa system for singing artists.  A highly qualified engineer can be hired towards the recording purposes of these rooms. The recording studio uses the latest cubase software alongside Yamaha ls9 digital mixing desk. So come along and become a star for the day and will even let you take home your very own music CD home with you.

To hire a Music Room please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .



North Durham Academy is perfect for a variety of events, small or large.

We offer:-

  • Birthday Party Packages
  • Weddings        
  • Dance Competitions
  • Corporate Events
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Sportsman’s Dinners
  • … and much more


Upcoming Events here at NDA Academy for the local community access include:-

To book events please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk .


Price List

Please click to open price list.

Members of NDA Fitness will be entitled to discount on certain Adult & Junior Booking Prices.

NDA Fitness membership will be based at £17.99 per month. For ages 16 and above.

NDA Fitness 12 Month up front contract will be based at £190.00 per year.

Sports Affiliated Clubs can also get reduction on prices. This is a yearly membership price based at £125 per year. Subject to terms and conditions.

Junior Prices based on users been aged 15 years and below.

To make a booking please fill in the booking form or email community@ndacademy.co.uk.

For further information please contact the Community Engagement Manager on community@ndacademy.co.uk or telephone 01207 292 180.