Yorkshire & Humberside

Bronte Girls' Academy

Bronte Girls’ Academy is a secondary school for girls aged 11 to 16 year olds in Bradford. It is named after the Bronte sisters, who were born in nearby Thornton.The school was opened in 2019 by the Feversham Education Trust, who aim to provide the best quality of education within a safe and stimulating learning environment, benefitting from smaller class sizes. The school specialises in STEM subjects, offering STEM-focussed days which include video conferences with multi-national companies and school visits from entrepreneurs.

Case study: Dixons Music Primary

DMP is a mixed mainstream primary school for 4-11-year-olds in Bradford.

The school, which opened in 2012, was set up by Dixons Academy Trust which runs seven other schools in the city, including two other free schools. The school has a specialism in music, which is used to help raise standards of achievement across the curriculum. Pupils take part in a wide range of music and performance activities, including 1:1 tuition and group sessions, with all given the opportunity to learn an instrument.

Dixons Trinity Chapeltown

Dixons Trinity Chapeltown is an all-through school for 4-16 year olds in Leeds. The school, which opened in 2017, is part of the successful Dixon Academies Charitable Trust and can cater for up to 980 students. The school considers its 'warm-strict' approach to teaching to be revolutionary, combining best practice from academies, schools, the independent sector and abroad. Large emphasis is placed on pupils developing their verbal communication skills, starting from Reception with activites such as 'Turn and Talk' where students practice their listening and discussion skills in pairs. 

XP East

XP East is an 11-19 secondary school in Doncaster. The school opened in 2017 as a sister school to XP School and is part of the XP School Trust. It can cater for up to 450 pupils and aims to prepare its students for life in the modern world through integration with the community.

The Stephen Longfellow Academy

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is an all-through alternative provision school for those aged 5-16 in Leeds. The school, which opened in 2017, is part of The GORSE Academies Trust and can cater for up to 300 pupils who are not thriving in mainstream education. Students are taught national curriculum subjects and have access to a range of therapeutic services such as counselling. Therapy is delivered as both an integrated part of the school timetable but also in groups or on a 1:1 basis.

New College Doncaster

New College Doncaster is a 16-19 school which opened in 2017. It is part of the New Collaborative Learning Trust and can cater for up to 1,200 pupils. The school offers a range of services for its pupils such as progress tutors, one-to-one and small group support and a counselling service. There is also an Excellence Academy for pupils who typically achieved grades 7, 8 and 9 at GCSE so they can receive specialist support in their university applications.

Beaumont Primary Academy

Beaumont Primary Academy is in Huddersfield. The school opened in 2016 and has three forms of entry. The school's motto is 'Adventures in Learning' and they take this approach to ensure that all their students' have an exciting, well-rounded educational experience. They also acheive this through having an emphasis on outdoor learning, such as by making good use of the Beaumont Park nearby. 

Elliott Hudson College

Elliott Hudson College is a 16-19 college in Leeds. It opened in 2015 after being set up by the GORSE Academy Trust, to meet the need for post-16 provision with an academic focus in the area. The school also focuses on the development of pupils' oratory skills and public speaking development is a key feature of the curriculum. There is a wide range of enrichment activities on offer such as Performing Arts, Rowing, and Law, as the school believes this helps develop employability skills. The school was inspected by Ofsted in 2018 and rated 'Outstanding' in all areas.

Temple Learning Academy

Temple Learning Academy is an all-through 4-16 school in Leeds. The school, which opened in 2015, is part of the Red Kite Learning Trust and can cater for up to 1,020 pupils. With the community at its heart, the curriculum is designed to achieve the aspirations of all our families and to meet the learning and development needs of every student. Pupils at the school also have the opportunity to learn instruments, additional languages and take part in activities such as the choir.

Hunsley Primary

Hunsley Primary is a school in Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire. The school, which opened in 2015, was established by an 'Outstanding' local secondary school in order to provide primary school places to parents moving into a new housing development in the area. It has one form of entry and is part of the Education Alliance. Hunsley Primary teaches its students the skills of reflection, creative thinking and problem-solving, as well as being caring, respectful and team-spirited.