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Sedgefield Community College

Successes and Achievements

We pride ourselves on many aspects of our school, not least the amazing examination results our students have continually achieved over a number of years.

This has led to Sedgefield Community College receiving recognition in numerous ways such as:

  • County Durham’s highest attaining school in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • County Durham’s top-rated school for student progress in 2018 and 2019
  • Included in the top 10 highest performing 11-16 schools in the North East in 2017
  • Included in the top 10 highest performing 11-16 schools in the North East & Cumbria in 2018
  • Just outside the top 10 highest performing 11-16 schools in the North East, Cumbria & North Yorkshire in 2019
  • Gaining Quality in Careers Gold Standard in 2018
  • Gaining the World Schools Quality Mark in 2019
  • Shortlisted for the TES schools School of the Year award in 2020
  • Included in the Sunday Times UK's Top 50 highest performing 11-16 schools in 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • 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
  • Named as Pearson National Teaching Awards Silver Award Winner for Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year 2021
  • Awarded Winner of the Secondary School of the Year 2021 by the TES School Awards
  • Awarded Science Team of the Year 2021 by the TES School Awards
  • Shortlisted for both English and Maths Team of the Year 2021 by the TES School Awards
  • Awarded Winner of the Lord Glenamara Award for Excellence in English 2021
  • 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, Science, Geography, History and PE
  • Shortlisted for Send Provision in a Mainstream Setting of the Year and Community Engagement Inititative of the Year by the TES School Awards 2022