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Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) has been involved in education since 1989 and in that time has established a significant track record of substantial educational improvement in Northern England.

Our schools provide exceptional opportunities for all young people, raising their aspirations, encouraging their talents, supporting their ambitions and developing their confidence. ESF believes this is the dream of every parent, the desire of every community and the right of all young people, regardless of their ability or background.

Attainment has been raised in a variety of challenging circumstances through different State-funded school models. Highly regarded by parents and significantly oversubscribed, our non-selective schools have proved to be catalysts for positive change within their local communities, setting high standards, stimulating the spread of excellence among neighbouring schools and even attracting inward investment.

Our early revival of traditional features of school life, including compulsory uniforms and leadership roles for senior students, has since been emulated by many schools across the UK.

The success of the schools is not measured in academic terms alone. Underpinning it is a non-denominational Christian ethos that informs our core values and is welcomed by families of all faiths and none; it guides our ambition to develop character in our young people. They are regularly reminded that, in an increasingly performance- and target-driven society, it is their own good character that counts and is of the highest value to them.

We recognise the innate value and potential in all our young people and always encourage them to do their best, whatever their ability or circumstances. This leads to each one having the opportunity to find their niche and to succeed.

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The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough, marked its tenth anniversary with its best results to date and a £1.2m investment in Sixth Form and Performing Arts facilities.
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In its first decade, The King’s Academy was placed among the top 10% of schools in England for added value and became the “most improved school in the North East”.
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In the five Ofsted inspections over the course of its history, Emmanuel has maintained an unbroken record of Ofsted “Outstanding”.
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Emmanuel College students’ academic results place the College amongst the highest ranked schools in England for both progress and attainment.
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The Emmanuel Schools Foundation has been involved in education since 1989.
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The King’s Academy welcomes four times the average proportion of students with special needs, and its provision for these young people has been described as “exemplary” and “outstanding”.
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Trinity Academy in Thorne was described as “a beacon of hope” by Lord Andrew Adonis, Education Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, in 2007.
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After opening in 2005, Trinity Academy became the most improved school in England, and was named as the “most improved school in Yorkshire” for three consecutive years.
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Named after an eighth-century monk and scholar from Northumbria, Bede Academy, Blyth, opened in 2009 as one of the first “all-through” Academies in England, educating students from age 3 to 19.
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Examination results last year placed Bede Academy in the top 8% of state-funded schools in England for Progress 8 and for progress in mathematics.
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To celebrate its 25th anniversary Emmanuel College raised £45,000 to build a primary school in Tembisa township, South Africa.
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The King's Academy, a specialist business and enterprise Academy in Coulby Newham, South Middlesbrough, opened as an 11-19 school of 1200 students in September 2003.
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Trinity Academy opened in September 2005 and replaced Thorne Grammar School as it celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
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Emmanuel College was founded in 1990 as Tyneside’s City Technology College (CTC) and opened with just 150 Year 7 students. Emmanuel now educates over 1,300 students across the 11 to 19 age range.