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We are committed to a broad and balanced provision which is built upon the National Curriculum but which uses the flexibility within it to be innovative and to meet students' individual needs over and above what would normally be expected.

Students are examined in a broad range of subjects with a focus on rigorous, traditional subjects including sciences and modern foreign languages.

ESF has a long-held commitment to the importance of competence in literacy and numeracy, believing also that drama, music, creative arts and sport are vital in supporting the all-round nature of our education.

We value academic excellence but we place greater emphasis on character development. We encourage all our young people, of all abilities and backgrounds, to develop strong character shaped by values such as determination, integrity and compassion, and these are embodied in our core values.

Critical to our students' personal development are the opportunities for volunteering that we provide, alongside our expectation that students involve themselves in charity work at home and overseas. In addition to this we have developed a series of annual challenges, including a variety of residential trips, our Tall Ship voyage, our ESF-wide rugby Lions and hockey Pumas tours, the Business Game and involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Students are thus given access to a range of activities that they may otherwise never experience and are able to form memories and friendships which they may treasure forever.

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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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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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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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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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The Emmanuel Schools Foundation has been involved in education since 1989.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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To celebrate its 25th anniversary Emmanuel College raised £45,000 to build a primary school in Tembisa township, South Africa.
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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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Trinity Academy opened in September 2005 and replaced Thorne Grammar School as it celebrated its 75th Anniversary.