Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education
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Our Story

An extraordinary multi-academy trust in the North East, teaching and inspiring children from nursery to sixth form to become active, responsible and successful global citizens.

Laidlaw Schools Trust was founded in 2008 to provide inspirational education to secondary school pupils in Newcastle. Today, we support children from nursery to sixth form in Newcastle, Sunderland and Sedgefield to aspire and achieve, and are set to grow further.
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We believe in developing the whole child

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Brave

Our Values

To take risks and reap the rewards.

Curious

Our Values

To be curious about everything and learn through exploration.

IQM

Inclusivity Award

Academy 360 achieves IQM Centre of Excellence Award for inclusivity.

Determined

Our Values

To overcome obstacles with an unwavering sense of purpose.

Top 13%

For Maths

Children in our schools were in the top 13% for progress in Maths compared to all other academy trusts in the country (2019).

Extraordinary

Our Values

Remarkable in every way. You are anything but ordinary.

Top 20%

For Reading

Children in our schools were in the top 20% nationally for progress in reading (2019)

#1

For Writing

Children in our primary schools made more progress in writing than in any other academy trust in the country (2019).

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Our Academies

Academy 360
Academy 360

Academy 360

Principal - Ms. R. Donohue
Portsmouth Road, Sunderland, SR4 9BA
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Atkinson Road Primary Academy
Atkinson Road Primary Academy

Atkinson Road Primary Academy

Headteacher - Mrs. L. Macaulay
Atkinson Road, Newcastle, NE4 8XT
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Excelsior Academy
Excelsior Academy

Excelsior Academy

Principal - Mr. J. Andriot
Denton Road, Newcastle, NE15 6AF
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Sedgefield Community College
Sedgefield Community College

Sedgefield Community College

Headteacher - Mr. G. Robinson
Hawthorn Road, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3DD
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South Hylton Primary Academy
South Hylton Primary Academy

South Hylton Primary Academy

Head of School - Mr. C. Mitchinson
Union Street, Sunderland, SR4 0LS
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Thomas Walling Primary Academy
Thomas Walling Primary Academy

Thomas Walling Primary Academy

Head of School - Ms. R. Hann
Lindfield Avenue, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 3PL
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Westgate Hill Primary Academy
Westgate Hill Primary Academy

Westgate Hill Primary Academy

Heads of School - Mr. N. Watson (EYFS & KS1), Mr. K. Elle...
Beaconsfield Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JN
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Academy 360

Atkinson Road Primary Academy

Excelsior Academy

Sedgefield Community College

South Hylton Primary Academy

Thomas Walling Primary Academy

Westgate Hill Primary Academy