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Merger of the two sites

14th November 2017

The New Bridge Academy has recently merged its two sites. The two previous sites, one in Springwell and one in Hylton Castle, have been replaced and the whole student and staff population has moved in to the Hylton Castle site.

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New Special Free School

22nd September 2017

New Special Free School in Sunderland Opportunity for Ascent Academies’ Trust Consultation period 22.09.17 to 06.10.17 Ascent Academies’ Trust are consulting with all staff, parents and stakeholders regarding an opportunity to be the sponsor of a new Special Free School in Sunderland. The Trust would welcome comments on their proposal to apply to run the […]

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Operation Encompass

27th March 2017

What is Operation Encompass? The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day. Sunderland City Council, Northumbria Police and nominated Key Adults in […]

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Anti-bullying Platinum Award

7th September 2016

With the Academy only being amalgamated for a short while it has been a prestigious honour for everyone when we were awarded the Platinum award for Anti-bullying, a Cyber Bullying award and first place out of the whole of Sunderland for an award for the Academy that has contributed the most to its community. Our […]

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Ascent Trust Showcased at SSAT National Conference

8th December 2014

Head teachers from academies and schools across the UK heard about the Ascent Trust at the recent SSAT National Conference. Two of our heads spoke at a workshop outlining some of the many benefits of working collaboratively. The delegates were very interested in the unique way the Trust has been set up and interesting professional […]

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SSAT write case study

7th July 2014

SSAT have written a case study on Ascent Academies’ Trust, showing how special schools combine to offer an ambitious range of services. Find out more….

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