About Us

Thornbeck College is an Independent Specialist College (ISC) based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, for learners aged 16-25 years old.Read more


Thornbeck College's curriculum is designed around the individual assessed needs of each individual to ensure it remains personalised, responsible and flexableRead more

Impact and Outcomes

We rigorously monitor the impact of Thornbeck on improving outcomes for learners.Read more

Positive & Proactive Support

We believe that all individuals have the right to lead fulfilling lives. Our BILD accredited PPS model is based on the key components of PPS.Read more


Safeguarding remains a high priority across the college to ensure learners gain an understanding of staying safe within the college, the community and onlineRead more

Preparing For Adulthood

All our learners work towards the four outcomes for adulthood taken from the SEND Code of Practice to provide them with the skills to move on after college.Read more

Information, Advice and Guidance

Information Advice and GuidanceRead more

Learner Voice

Learner voice is central to the personalisation of our individual learning programmes and on-going development of Thornbeck CollegeRead more

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Thornbeck College recognises that everyone should be treated fairly and equally.Read more

Parents/Carers Area & Publications

For specific information for parents/carers and families. Listed here are the college's publications including the latest Ofsted report and all key policiesRead more


Latest news and events from Thornbeck CollegeRead more