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A Federation between Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College.

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We have been informed by the Transport Department at the Local Authority that the bridge between New Brancepeth and Ushaw Moor will be closed from today until further notice. To enable students to get to and from school safely free transport has been organised by the Local Authority from today onwards until the bridge re-opens.

A bus will leave from outside new Brancepth Working Mens Club at 8.30am each morning and then turn left and travel through the housing estate stopping to pick up at bus stops (same route as the No 48 bus), on leaving the estate the bus will then travel through Allenwaters to school.

Students will be issued with a bus pass within the next couple of weeks by the Local Authority, however any students travelling from New Brancepth will be entitled to use the bus.

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Academic excellence and student happiness are our main priorities. We work hard so that all of our young people have the best education we can provide. We want students to be confident and articulate, self-motivated and determined to succeed. We want them to enjoy and value learning for itself. We want them to be individuals who strive to be the very best they can be to achieve their dreams. We encourage our students to adopt healthy lifestyles, to demonstrate good manners and to be proud of their community in college, locally and globally. We empower them to be honest, respectful, thoughtful and positive role models.

Our students are our main priority and we provide personal and individualised support to allow them to develop confidence and the skills to help them prepare for life beyond the college gates.

We believe that all students should have a voice and be part of the decision making process and to this end we have a large and highly effective Student Council and Peer Support Group enabling students at all levels to have a say in the work of our colleges. We pride ourselves in knowing all of our students and believe that knowing them well enables us to support them more effectively to be well-rounded, high achieving and happy students. We foster individual interests and passions and believe everyone has something they are good at and can excel in.

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