Children and young people are at the heart of everything we do

Our Vision

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Northern Lights Learning Trust

At Northern Lights, our vision is simple. We want every child and young person in all of our academies to be inspired to learn as individuals, to have aspirations, to relish challenge and develop a sense of responsibility, demonstrating a high level of respect for others

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Why Join Us?

Children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our inspirational, committed staff go the extra mile to encourage our children to never give up and thrive in a safe, stimulating environment.

  • In 2016 our successful single academy, Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, became the first school in our new multi-academy trust, the Northern Lights Learning Trust.
  • We now also operate a Teaching School Hub, one of just 87 centres for excellence for teacher training and development in the country.
  • Set up by the Department for Education, in 2023 we added the Early Years Stronger Practice Hub: North East to provide advice, share good practice, and offer evidence-based professional development for early years practitioners.
  • We are experienced, full of energy and drive and are constantly excited about making a positive difference to education in the North East.

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Northern Lights Learning Trust


Northern Lights Learning Trust


Northern Lights Learning Trust


Northern Lights Learning Trust


Northern Lights Learning Trust

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.