A New Church of England Primary School in the Stockton-on-Tees area

An application to establish St Thomas’ Church of England Academy, a new co-educational primary school, will be submitted to the Department for Education in the spring 2018. We are waiting for the Department to announce new information about the application process and timescales.

The school is being proposed by 1Excellence Multi Academy Trust to help meet the growing need for primary places in the Stockton-on-Tees area, and also to give families additional choice of a high quality education with Christian values and strong pastoral care for their children.

If our application is approved, we plan to open with a two-form entry; 60 pupils in each year group and 420 pupils in total when at full capacity. The school plans to initially open with two Reception classes, subject to demand.

The new school will work closely with St Mark’s Elm Tree within the same Trust, and will deliver high quality provision and leadership from the outset supported by the Trust.

St Thomas’ Church of England Academy will be free to attend and highly inclusive with a distinctive Christian character. The school will offer its pupils the opportunity to grow and develop within a broad and balanced curriculum framework under-pinned by Christian values.

The new school will be open to pupils from families of all faiths and no faith where everyone will be welcome and feel they belong with an excellent pastoral support within a caring high-expectation ethos and an emphasis on moral values. This will be a family friendly school with breakfast club and after school provision offering a wide range of enrichment activities.

There is clear need for an additional co-educational Church of England primary school in the area and the Trustees, governors and staff will work relentlessly to ensure that every pupil achieves their maximum potential in a safe, supportive, high-expectation and caring school.

You can help make this happen! The plans for St Thomas’ Church of England Academy will only become a reality with the support of the community. In our application to the Department for Education, we need to demonstrate the level of support for the school, particularly of parents with child(ren) due to start primary school from September 2020.

If you are a parent of a child for whom you would consider St Thomas’ Church of England Academy, please register your support.

If you do not have a child starting primary school but support this proposed school, please email us at david.noble@place-group.com

Thank you – your support will help make our vision for a new Church of England Primary School in the Stockton-on-Tees area become a reality.

St Thomas’ Church of England Academy Team