About Us

Whitburn Church of England Academy is one of the regions’ highest performing schools with a long track record of developing our young people with the skills, aspirations and confidence to reach their full potential. Backed up by excellent examination results, we are consistently oversubscribed. Staff development is key to this success and we have an established tradition of ‘growing our own’. In the last 2 years alone, 5 of our trainees have joined us a full time teaching members of staff.

Our Accredited ITT provider is Durham SCITT based in Newton Aycliffe. They are rated Outstanding by OFSTED and help us deliver an exciting and innovative programme to ensure our trainees are ‘profession ready’ and able to make a flying start to their careers. You will benefit from specialist mentoring and support from SCITT who are solely focussed upon the training of teachers.

We have a diverse range of partner schools in the local area and are one of the few ITT courses that offers training places within the independent sector thanks to our unique partnership with Newcastle High School for Girls.