Supporting the Make Your Mark Campaign

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 08:35

Endeavour Academy is proud to be working alongside Durham County Council and the ongoing 'Make Your Mark' campaign, highlighting local issues affecting our students.

Young people from all around the region have been voting on what issues they think need the most focus, with the findings determining that 'Protecting the Environment', 'Ending Knife Crime' and 'Improving Mental Health Services' got the most votes.

You can download an inforgraphic from the Make Your Mark Campaign below with further information.

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Police Visit Endeavour

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 16:08

Members of the Local Police force are working closely with the school delivering workshops and sessions on Hate Crime, County Lines as well as promoting Restorative Approaches. These sessions have been working very well with our young people, and they are always engaged and responding well to the officers.

We look forward to future sessions!


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 13:48

Endeavour welcomes Halloween on the last day of Half-term!

It has been a long half-term but we are incredibly proud of each and every one of our learners.
We look forward to seeing you all again after half-term. School reopens November 4th 2019.


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 13:40

Endeavour welcomes Halloween on the last day of Half-term!

It has been a long half-term but we are incredibly proud of each and every one of our learners.
We look forward to seeing you all again after half-term. School reopens November 4th 2019.

Partnership Working - Sunderland University

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:20

Mrs Whelan working with Sunderland University (Sarah Martin Denholm) to launch the SENCo Blog

2019 GCSE Results

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 15:23

2018 / 2019 Summer Exam Results

We are so proud of our Endeavour Academy 2019 Summer Leavers; 

100% of Year 11 Students left with a qualification in both Maths and English at a level relevant to their ability. 












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Some of the comments from results day:

I am amazed that I passed, thank you all for helping my succeed.

I am buzzing!

Parent Comment:

Words can't express how grateful I am, you took my daughter from a 'non-attender' and helped her realise her

potential in passing all of her GCSE's. You have given her the reassurance and mainly the ability to believe in 

herself from a girl with suicidal thoughts to a girl with the world at her feet. 

Teacher Training with Endeavour Academy

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 15:09

Teacher Training with Endeavour Academy

We have really enjoyed working alongside PGCE Student from Sunderland University on the Initial Teacher Training Programme. We look forward to working with out 2019/2020 students. Working alongside Sunderland University to help trainees begin their teaching career is a pleasure for all of the staff at Endeavour, and we are able to share some of the skills and tools we use here to help trainees become the best teacher they can be. 

“I am so happy that my first teaching placement has been at Endeavour Academy… I don’t want to leave… this school is full of amazing student and staff.” – Science trainee, PGCE Placement 2018

“I have enjoyed my placement at Endeavour and admire what this school does, the staff support the students in everyway and have such strong and positive relationships.” – English Trainee, PGCE Placement 2018

“I completed my second teacher training placement at Endeavour Academy, it is such a special place where I learned so much. This place values every student for who they are. I won’t forget Endeavour.” – Science Trainee, PGCE Placement 2019

“Endeavour make a difference to every single on of the students lives. I will be forever thankful that I got to teach at this school.” – English Trainee, PGCE Placement 2019



Y11 Employability Programme

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 09:34

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Well done to all our Y11 students for completing your employability programme.

The skills you have developed have contributed to you securing traineeships and college placements for when you leave school.

We are so proud of you all!!

Endeavour Academy rated as ‘good’ in first Ofsted inspection report

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 08:32


Staff, pupils and parents have been celebrating after Peterlee’s alternative provision free school, Endeavour Academy, was judged as a good school by school inspectors, Ofsted.

Crowning their good rating was an ‘outstanding’ rating for the school’s personal development, behaviour and welfare with inspectors praising the school’s ability to enable each pupil to gain confidence in their education and belief that they can be successful.

Head teacher Kerrie Whelan said: “Everyone at Endeavour Academy is absolutely thrilled with the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection.

“We are delighted that the inspectors have recognised our clear vision for the school and that our pupils are hard-working and positive about their futures.

“It is particularly pleasing to be graded outstanding for personal development, behaviour and welfare. Pupils were very keen to speak to inspectors and let them know how much they felt ‘listened to and respected’ with parents summarising the change in their children and one reporting ‘he loves it there, and doesn’t want to miss a day.’

“On the back of the positive report and its recommendations for future improvements, we are confident that the school can only go from strength-to-strength.”

Following a two-day inspection, the report found that the effectiveness of leadership and management was good; quality of teaching, learning and assessment was good; personal development, behaviour and welfare was outstanding; and outcomes for pupils was good.

It stated that: ‘The headteacher, staff and trustees have established an effective school that has a significant transformative impact on pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare.’

‘Outcomes for pupils are good overall. With help and support from skilled staff, well-designed induction programmes and excellent support for their social and emotional needs, they reengage in learning and make good progress,’ and that ‘pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education, employment or training.’

You can read the full report on our Ofsted page on our website.

Staff as Lifelong Learners

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 15:13

We really believe you are never too old to learn and staff have recently been working hard to complete their Mental Health Level 2 Cache Course to help raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.