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Procurement News

Wise Academies are currently looking to set up a framework of suppliers to provide building repairs and maintenance services across it’s 12 schools.  Services include plumbing, electrical, building, roofing, grounds maintenance, painting and decorating. Any contractors interested in being considered for this opportunity should read and complete the document which can be found here. Suppliers added to the list will …

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Building Success at Haltwhistle

Following a successful re-organisation over the summer, our Haltwhistle Primary Academy is now fully operational under the leadership of Mrs Drake. The re-organisation of our Haltwhistle provision took effect from 1st September 2019.  The Middle Academy has now been discontinued and Haltwhistle First Academy became Haltwhistle Primary Academy offering provision to children aged 3-11. The careful planning over the past …

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Town End Academy achieves Associate Research School Status.

Town End Academy was granted Associate Research School status in September 2019.  Town End Associate Research School and Town End Teaching School Alliance are based at Town End Academy which is part of WISE Academies – a multi-academy trust of 12 schools that spans Sunderland, Newcastle and Northumberland. We are committed to providing a quality education to all of our pupils, based on the best …

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Bexhill Academy is improving to Outstanding!

After its recent inspection in July 2019, Ofsted Inspectors have determined that Bexhill Academy is improving to Outstanding and will be revisiting the academy to determine if it meets all of the Ofsted Outstanding Criteria. This a huge achievement and staff, parents, pupils and the whole school community should be extremely proud!

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WISE Academies received praise at The Academies Show

The Secretary of State, Damian Hinds, spoke at the Schools and Academies Show in London on 3rd April 2019.  He expressed his enthusiasm about the work being done in the sector and particularly singled out WISE Academies for the progress made in schools that have joined the trust.  WISE Academies was proud to have been mentioned in this speech. An …

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Education Secretary praises WISE Academies

On 11th October 2018, Damian Hinds, Education Secretary spoke at the launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies. In his speech, Mr Hinds made reference to the vision behind Multi Academy Trusts as schools coming together to achieve more than they can on their own. He then gave examples of MATs that have …

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Hasting Hill Academy once again receives praise from Ofsted!

Hasting Hill Academy received a short inspection in June 2018 to see if it continued to provide a good standard of education for pupils. Inspectors confirmed that it was ‘Good’ in all areas.  Hasting Hill joined WISE Academies after it had been judged inadequate by Ofsted in 2011. It quickly improved and was judged ‘Good’ in 2014 and once again in …

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Hasting Hill Children are Winners!

WISE Academies congratulates the pupils of Hasting Hill Academy on winning the Never Such Innocence song writing contest performing at Westminster Barracks in May. Jane Walton, Headteacher of Hasting Hill Academy, is justifiably proud of her pupils.. The contest marks the centenary of the first world war and the Songs of the Centenary competition inspires children and young people far …

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A Special Partnership

WISE Academies is delighted to confirm that it will be joining forces with North View Academy from September 2018. WISE Academies is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Sunderland, Northumberland and Newcastle. MATs are the governments preferred model of schools and have many benefits compared to other school models. MATs are able to achieve important efficiencies and have …

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WISE Academies prepares to welcome Haltwhistle

The Department for Education has approved Haltwhistle Lower School and Haltwhistle Upper School to become part of WISE Academies. We are pleased to announce that they will both join the WISE Academies family of schools from 1st September 2018, subject to all legal processes being completed. WISE Academies already has a strong presence in West Northumberland through the successful integration …