Durham Community Business College

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Durham Community Business College
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs Alison Jobling
Location Bracken Court
Ushaw Moor
County Durham
54°46′54″N 1°38′16″W / 54.7816°N 1.6378°W / 54.7816; -1.6378Coordinates: 54°46′54″N 1°38′16″W / 54.7816°N 1.6378°W / 54.7816; -1.6378
Local authority Durham
DfE URN 114311 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Website thedurhamfederation.co.uk

Durham Community Business College (DCBC) is a coeducational secondary school located in Ushaw Moor, County Durham, England.

DCBC is a community school under the control of Durham County Council. It has specialisms in Business and Enterprise and Technology and has additional facilities for the specialisms.[1]

The school offers GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils. The Durham Studio Sixth Form is located on the same site as DCBC, and offers sixth form courses for 16- to 19-year-olds.[2]

DCBC is part of the Durham Federation which also includes Fyndoune Community College, and used to include Durham Studio Sixth Form.[3] However both schools are currently in special measures due to an inadequate rating from Ofsted,[4] and Durham Studio Sixth Form was closed in 2014.[5]

In 2015, Anne Lakey (Chief Executive of the Durham Federation) was jailed for eight years after being found guilty of 13 counts of indecent assault after sexual allegations concerning two schoolboys in 1980s. [6]

In April 2017, Mrs Alison Jobling was officially appointed as Headteacher of the Durham Federation.


  1. ^ "Technology and Business". The Durham Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Studio Sixth Form". Durhamstudiosixthform.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  3. ^ "The Durham Federation". The Durham Federation. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  4. ^ Wearmouth, Rachel (10 November 2014). "Durham Federation principal moves to reassure public in wake of Ofsted report". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle upon Tyne. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Tallentire, Mark (8 November 2014). "Crisis descends as acclaimed school put into special measures". The Northern Echo. Darlington. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Association, Press (2015-06-24). "Acclaimed teacher Anne Lakey jailed for eight years for underage sex". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 

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