Information for parents/carers

There are many options available for your child at New College Durham after they leave Year 11, we will ensure that your child will be given every opportunity to achieve at the College and receive the support they need to develop skills for work, university and life, and progress to a positive destination.




College life

Coming to New College Durham will allow your child to experience an exciting new environment and a wealth of opportunities.

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Why New College Durham is the right choice

We offer live projects, links with local employers, enrichment opportunities, industry standard facilities, extensive student support and specialist lecturers. 

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Top class facilities

We have a fantastic, modern campus with unrivalled facilities that are continually evolving.

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What further education courses do we offer?

We offer three different pathways for your child to follow after they leave school (post 16).

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Maths & English

All full-time students will work on these skills during their time with us.


Work experience

We have extensive links with industry and employers have input into our qualifications to ensure they meet the current demands of the industry.

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Student support

We are commited to supporting your child with an extensive range of support services to ensure they have the opportunity to get the very best out of their experience with us.

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A safe & supportive environment

We take the safety and wellbeing of your child extremely seriously and recognise that as a college we have an important role to play in safeguarding your child.

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Safeguarding information for parents/carers

Useful information for parents/carers about safeguarding issues.

Further Education


Throughout their time at college, your child will be fully supported to progress onto the next level of their course or apprenticeship.



Here are the answers to some questions that you still might have.

Related information

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Open Events

Pre-register for one of our upcoming open events.

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Special Educational Needs and Additional Learning Support (Local Offer)

We offer a wide range of support services to students to help them achieve their full potential at College.  We also offer provision for students with Special Educational Needs.