Serving our communities since 2014

Our history

“Developing young people as leaders through inspirational leadership."

A brief history of our trust

Northern Leaders Trust, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, was established as a multi-academy trust (MAT) in 2014, then known as the Kenton Schools Academy Trust. It has recently been renamed and rebranded to focus attention on its primary purpose to raise achievement and develop its young people as leaders through inspirational leadership.

The Trust currently comprises two academies: Kenton School, our 11-19 community academy, one of the largest schools in the North of England, and Studio West, the first 11-19 studio school in the UK. Demand for a place in our academies is high, with both schools being oversubscribed in recent years and the forthcoming academic year.

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