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Haltwhistle Community Campus joins Bright Tribe Trust

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Haltwhistle Community Campus in Haltwhistle, Northumberland is delighted to announce that it became part of the Bright Tribe Trust on 1st June 2017. The upper and lower schools will now benefit from being a part of the wider network of schools working across the region.

Haltwhistle Community Campus consists of Haltwhistle Lower School, a friendly and vibrant school in Haltwhistle, with 250 children aged between three and nine; and Haltwhistle Upper School, a lively and welcoming community consisting of 150 pupils between ages nine and thirteen.

Grindon Hall Christian School in Sunderland also joined the trust in April and Haydon Bridge High School is due to come on board in the coming months.

Bright Tribe Trust has been working with Haltwhistle Community Campus and its leaders over the past 18 months and the school is already seeing improvements as detailed in the schools’ latest Ofsted inspections, which stated that leaders and managers are ‘taking effective action’ to raise standards.

Dr Judith Greene, Regional Executive Principal at Bright Tribe Trust said “I am really pleased the Haltwhistle Schools have now joined Bright Tribe, and would like to thank everyone who has worked hard to make this happen. We have a great team of leaders and staff here at Haltwhistle, and we will continue to work together to ensure we provide a positive learning environment and an excellent education for all children. I am also looking forward to continuing to work with leaders and staff at Grindon Hall as we continue the educational improvement journey there.”

Bright Tribe is a non-profit making, multi-academy trust with charitable status which supports nine schools across the country in Suffolk, Essex, Cumbria and Greater Manchester.

Bright Tribe has seen significant improvements across its schools since they joined the Trust, with Alde Valley Academy, a secondary school in Suffolk, becoming the most improved school in the region when GCSE results rose by 26% in just one year.

Mr Paul Sampson, Head of Haltwhistle Upper School said, “Becoming a member of Bright Tribe Trust provides a great opportunity for the Haltwhistle schools to work with other Bright Tribe academies across the north-east and nationwide, sharing a common goal to provide a high-quality education for all students.”

Mrs Susie Drake, Head of Haltwhistle Lower School agreed and said, “I look forward to working with other colleagues in Bright Tribe schools, to share best practice and educational resources as we work to provide high quality education for all our children.”

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