Welcome to the OWL Trust
The OWL Trust is a foundation trust of eleven primary schools located in the outer west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are responsible for the education of over two thousand six hundred pupils between the ages of 3 and 11. We are a strong learning community where our pupils have highly positive experiences and attain good standards.
Our school catchments cover an area of ten square miles that are bordered by the tidal stretches of the River Tyne, the Northumberland County boundary and the main conurbation of the City of Newcastle. We have a rich industrial and historic heritage with Hadrian’s Wall bisecting our cluster. Our catchments are socio-economically mixed but when pupils leave our schools they are well prepared for the next phase of their educational journey with standards above the national averages in reading, writing and mathematics. All of our schools are unique and although they may vary in size and context, Ofsted inspections for our cluster reveal effective schools that work in collaboration for the benefit of the whole of our community.
Currently we employ over two hundred teachers, teaching assistants and administrative staff. Our leadership teams of experienced headteachers and governors, deputy and assistant headteachers and school business managers that have proven track records of school improvement. The Trust will further strengthen their collaborative work with identified key partners to further improve standards and enhance opportunities for children, parents, staff and the wider community. This prospectus will give some essential information about the Trust and includes an outline business plan for the first year of operation (April 2014 – April 2015).
We encourage all members of the community to get involved and support us in our quest to build a strong shared learning community.