Champion Schools

We are delighted to congratulate scores of schools in our region on achieving national Champion Schools status.

The gong recognises proactive engagement with the life-changing youth programme during academic year 2016/17.

Find out how close your school is to securing Champion School status for 2017/18 and how you can meet the criteria.

Champion Schools

County Durham
  • Durham High School for Girls
  • Apollo Studio Academy
  • St Leonard's Catholic School
  • Greenfield Community College
  • St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College
  • The Academy at Shotton Hall
  • Dene Community School
  • St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College
  • Park View School
  • Seaham High School
  • Wellfield School
  • Fyndoune Community College
  • Belmont Community School
Darlington
  • Carmel College
  • Polam Hall School
  • Wyvern Academy
Gateshead
  • Emmanuel College
  • Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy
  • Cardinal Hume Catholic School
  • St Thomas More Catholic School
Hartlepool
  • Dyke House Sports and Technology College
  • Manor Community Academy
Middlesbrough
  • Acklam Grange School
  • Unity City Academy
  • Trinity Catholic College
  • Macmillan Academy
Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newcastle High School for Girls
  • Walker Technology College
  • St Cuthbert’s High School
  • Heaton Manor School
North Tyneside
  • Kings Priory School
  • Whitley Bay High School
  • John Spence Community High School
  • Monkseaton High School
  • Marden High School
  • Churchill Community College
Northumberland
  • Bede Academy
  • Berwick Academy
  • The Blyth Academy
  • The King Edward VI Academy
  • The Duchess's Community High School
Redcar & Cleveland
  • Rye Hills Academy
  • Outwood Academy Bydales
  • Laurence Jackson School
  • Sacred Heart Secondary Catholic Voluntary Academy
South Tyneside
  • Harton Academy
  • Hebburn Comprehensive School
  • Mortimer Community College
Stockton-on-Tees
  • Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy
  • North Shore Academy
  • Thornaby Academy
  • Egglescliffe School
Sunderland
  • Grindon Hall Christian School
  • St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy
  • St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic School

Find out how close your school is to securing Champion School status for 2017/18 and how you can meet the criteria.

How NCS benefits schools

“NCS is a great part of our approach to developing character in our young people,” says Matt Waterfield, Principal of Emmanuel College Gateshead, “but the great news is that NCS does even more.

“NCS learner engagement directly contributes to Ofsted judgements and gives young people a springboard to successful next steps in education, employment or training.

“UCAS recognition makes the programme great for our academically-focused students, whilst employers value the skills with which NCS equips young people and this makes it equally excellent for our learners looking to progress into apprenticeships.”