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Sedgefield Community College Maintains Outstanding Ofsted Grade

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Featured News / Posted On - 1 / 07 / 2022

Sedgefield Community College, part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, received an Outstanding Ofsted grade following a two-day visit in May.

This was the school’s first inspection since being judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all respects in March 2017, with the new report confirming that it ‘continues to be an outstanding school’.

The report adds: “Pupils and staff feel that this is a place where they are safe, happy and valued [...] behaviour around school is impeccable”.

Paul Fleming, Headteacher, commented: “We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the fantastic work of our students, staff, governors and wider community over recent years.

“It is a tremendous achievement for everyone who is part of SCC and the Laidlaw Schools Trust that we continue to be an 'outstanding' school.

“We look forward to continuing to develop and providing the best possible education for all of our young people.”

Ian Simpson, CEO of the Laidlaw Schools Trust commented: “We are incredibly proud of our staff, pupils, and families at Sedgefield Community College for their well-deserved Outstanding grade.

"SCC perfectly embody our mission to transform lives through inspirational education with their highly ambitious curriculum and fantastic support for pupils' broader personal development.

"They continue to set expectations and standards exceptionally high for our region."


About Sedgefield Community College

Sedgefield Community College is a thriving and happy learning community where expectations and standards are exceptionally high. Set in one of Durham’s most scenic areas, we have a reputation as one of the North East’s elite secondary schools. We are widely known for our quality of teaching, unrelenting high expectations, superb leadership, and, of course, consistently outstanding examination performance.

About the Laidlaw School Trust

Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in North East England that transforms the lives of children and communities through inspirational education. Founded in 2008, we now have seven nursery, primary and secondary academies in Newcastle, Sunderland and Sedgefield. Working in partnership with children, their families and the wider community, we provide a safe and nurturing environment for each child, irrespective of ability or background. We empower them to believe in themselves and to embrace the future as active, respectful and responsible citizens. Media Contact