The 11-19 Partnership is a strategic body of senior representatives from schools, colleges, work-based learning providers, Darlington Borough Council, higher education, employers and the voluntary sector. The partnership has the following vision:
'It is the Partnership vision that all partners shall contribute their time and expertise to improving the quality of experience and outcomes for all 11 - 19 year olds in Darlington. This may be through improvements in standards, collaboration, developments in inclusion or increases in opportunities for all of Darlington's 11 - 19 year olds. Whilst the contribution of each provider may be unique in reflecting its own mission and values, all partners shall work together with a collegiate ethos for the benefit of Darlington's young people.'