Ofsted Report

Linda Rodham, Chief Executive Officer

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share our news with everyone, especially our students and community. For the first time since its creation in 2011, North Durham Academy has received Ofsted grading of “Good” in all categories. I am so proud of the students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve this recognition. North Durham Academy is a wonderful school and inspectors clearly recognised this. We have made improvements in every part of the school and we will continue to go from strength to strength, I am truly proud to be associated with our school and its community.

Mark Gray, Principal

It is with great pride that we are finally able to share our wonderful news with students, parents and carers and the wider community. North Durham Academy is officially a ‘Good’ school in all categories, an achievement that we are all incredibly proud of. We were inspected by Ofsted in June 2022 and over the two days the team witnessed what an amazing place this is to learn and to work. As a parent, it is an incredibly tough decision to send your child to a particular school as the school very often helps shape who they will be and what they will do as an adult. Knowing that your child is attending a “Good” school where pupils feel safe, have access to an ambitious and engaging curriculum and where staff have high expectations of all students is really important to me. There are exciting times at North Durham Academy as we continue to improve the provision for all students.

Please find our Ofsted report here.

Ofsted would like to hear the views of our parents. All parents/carers are invited to share their views about North Durham Academy by accessing Parent View here.