Thank you for considering or choosing North Durham Academy as your secondary school.

Welcome to our transition page where we hope to answer any questions you may have. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please email

What do our Year 7’s like about school?


What if I don’t know my way around school?

Don’t worry! You’re not the only new starter so everyone is finding their feet. Your class will move together between lessons and there are teachers around to help you. Plus the school has signs on the walls to help you.

What if I don’t know anyone in my class?

We run a number of transitional activities so that you can get to know other students starting in September. If you can’t make it to these events, don’t worry, after a few days in school you will have spent time in lessons getting to know your new classmates.

Meet Mr Lee – Our Transition Lead

Uniform Checklist

Be prepared for your new school by checking out our Uniform Policy for the new academic year 2022/23.

For guidance on sizing – click here – and open the tab labelled ‘Sizing’.

Key people to help your successful move to NDA

Mrs O’Keeffe – Assistant Principal

Mr Lee – Leading Academic & Social Aspects of Transition

Ms Dickinson – SEN Manager