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Sedgefield Community College

Successes and Achievements

We pride ourselves on many aspects of our school and believe our students experience an education that allows them to achieve their full potential in all senses of the word.

Sedgefield Community College has received external recognition in numerous ways such as:

  • Achieving The Rainbow Flag Award in 2023 linked to our work to ensure an inclusive environment for all members of our school community
  • Achieving the Artsmark silver award in autumn 2023 linked to our commitment to all students having opportunities to develop their interests and skills in the creative and performing arts.
  • Achieving the FFT National Attendance Award for 23/24 in March 2024 in recognition of exceptional school attendance.
  • Gaining Quality in Careers Gold Standard in 2018 – this is maintained to this day
  • Gaining the World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2019 – this is maintained to this day
  • Awarded Silver Teen Tech Centre of Innovation in Summer 2023
  • Named as the Sunday Times North East Secondary School of the Decade in 2021
  • Designated as Lead School in the DfE Behaviour Hub Programme in 2021, one of only eight secondary lead schools nationally at this time
  • Awarded Winner of the Secondary School of the Year 2021 by the TES School Awards
  • Recognised for work to promote social mobility by the UK Social Mobility Awards 2021
  • Responsible for delivery of Durham University ITT POD Programme for English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and PE
  • First graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2017.  During a subsequent Ofsted inspection in May 2022, it was confirmed that we remain ‘Outstanding’
  • Of course, the most important achievement of any school is the wider development of the students and the personal qualities and skills that are able to flourish as a consequence of an exceptional educational experience.  At SCC, we take great pride in all of the successes of our young people and know that they leave us with the capacity to be fantastic members of society in the next stage of their education and then for the rest of their lives.