Wellfield Community School
Durham, County, United Kingdom
About Wellfield Community School
Wellfield School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Wingate, County Durham. It is a community state school that provides 1,200 places for students between the ages of 11 and 16 when fully subscribed.
Wellfield School partners with Durham local authority and makes use of Durham Green School’s alternative provision for a small number of its students. The school opened in 1980 as a result of the merger of Wellfield Grammar School, Wingate Secondary School and Wheatley Hill Secondary Modern School. Further pupils joined after the closure of Yohden Hall School later in the 1980s.
Values and vision
Wellfield School’s motto is “Go the extra mile”. It is a learning community that aims for high achievement and success for all. The secondary school prides itself on being a happy and caring environment, an exciting centre of learning for the community, and a place where all children feel respected for their individual talents.
Wellfield School holds mathematics and computing specialist status. A recent £7.8m investment led to a rebuild of school premises.
“The achievement of students is good and continues to improve rapidly because of the successful and relentless drive by governors and senior leaders to increase the proportion of good and outstanding teaching. There are excellent relationships between students and staff and this helps to build a purposeful environment for learners where all feel valued. Students feel safe and are very proud of their school.”