Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham has welcomed the successful launch of the new North Durham Academy, which took place on Tuesday June 21 at New College Durham, the sponsors of the new academy.

The event included a brand, uniform and full campus launch – outlining the full plans for the academy which will merge the Greencroft Business & Enterprise Community School & Stanley School of Technology this September.

Kevan Jones said, “I wish to congratulate the academy on a successful and vibrant launch. I am sure young people in the Stanley area will benefit enormously from the outstanding teaching and facilities at the new academy, which will play a central role in the community. I look forward to working closely with the academy in the months ahead.”