Teesdale School

Durham, County, United Kingdom

Location: Durham, County, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Teesdale School

Nestled in Barnard Castle in the spectacular Teesdale countryside and imprinted with the historic values of the Dales and our close-knit community, Teesdale School is a place where traditional values of kindness, respect and hard work take precedence. 

In July 2019 we were awarded an ‘outstanding’ judgement in all areas from school inspectors Ofsted - the highest grade a school can achieve. This judgement, along with our subsequent excellent A level and GCSE exam results in August has accelerated our aspiration to become the very best school in County Durham.

Our school teaches over 600 children, all of whom we know individually. We know not just their progress and grades, but take pride in knowing who they are; their aspirations, ideas, worries, talents and dreams. By understanding not just what our students can do, but who our students are, we can truly bring out the best in them, helping to champion their ambitions and nurture their talents. 

About the North East Learning Trust (NELT)

In 2016 we were sponsored by the North East Learning Trust, a successful, multi-academy education trust. The trust is made up of six secondary schools (including four sixth forms), three primary schools and our teacher training provider, Shotton Hall SCITT.

Read our NELT brochure here or visit our website here to find out more.

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Address: Prospect Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1833 638166
What people say about us

Teesdale School and Sixth Form has undergone rapid improvements since joining the North East Learning Trust. Continuing to employ dedicated and enthusiastic staff is key to our vision of excellence and our bid for outstanding. You also could not ask for a more picturesque setting in which to work, under the shade of a historic market town perched on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales."

- Dr Janice Gorlach, Executive Headteacher