NEAT Academy Trust - About Us

NEAT Academy Trust is a thriving and collaborative partnership of six primary and secondary schools across North East England, working together to provide a first-class education for all our learners. Each school has its own distinctive ethos and the trust protects both our Church of England and non-Church schools to retain their particular designation. We are firmly rooted in the local communities that we serve, which enables us to develop and share effective strategies to enable our pupils to improve their life chances with the support of their families.

Five of our six schools are in the east of Newcastle upon Tyne:
- Benfield School (11-18)
- Central Walker Church of England Primary School (2-11)
- Tyneview Primary School (2-11)
- Walkergate Community School (2-11)
- West Walker Primary School (2-11)
Our sixth school is based in Hartlepool:
- St Hild’s Church of England School (11-16)
As a trust we also operate Newcastle Research School, one of only 30 schools across the country awarded research school status by the Education Endowment Foundation. Our role is to build and strengthen networks of schools and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday classroom practice.
Our vision is that:
“We belong to an innovative, sustainable trust working collaboratively with partners to share our vision and values that enables all learners within our influence to be well prepared personally, socially and academically for the next stage of their lives in a changing world.”
The development of our workforce is crucial to the success of our young people and joining NEAT Academy Trust will give you access to a wide range of CPD opportunities as you develop your career with us. Having a research school as an integral part of our trust also provides opportunities to work with other schools to use evidence-based programmes and practices and generate original research.
NEAT is a great place to be - for learners, for colleagues and a for governors/trustees - so we hope you enjoy finding out more about our trust and our shared purpose to Nurture - Educate - Achieve - Transform.
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NEAT Academy Trust
Heaton Centre
Trewhitt Road
Newcastle upon Tyne