Shildon Town Council is not the designated Education Authority and, therefore, has no powers over delivery of education services but has a role to present the views of the community. However, Shildon Town Council want to see a new, high quality secondary school built in Shildon that is of sufficient size to educate the young people of our town and the surrounding area. The school will be modern, it will be well led to inspire children to achieve and realise their full potential. A significant number of children in our town come from homes where there is high deprivation and a lack of aspiration; we want to nurture these children and help them to aspire and learn so that they can become fulfilled and enriched. We want them to feel a sense of pride in their town, and we believe that by giving them a brand new facility that can be utilised alongside existing facilities such as the Athletics Track and the Leisure Centre will enhance their prospects in life and will encourage healthier and happier lifestyles.