Consultation on Academy Status


Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary School, Penshaw
St Anne’s RC Catholic School, Gateshead
St Bede’s RC Primary School, Washington
St John Boste RC Primary School, Washington
St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Washington
St Michael’s RC Primary School, Houghton-le-Spring
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Washington



Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary School’s Governing Body’s priority remains to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our children, whilst continuing to be at the heart of our community.

For some time now, the Governing Bodies of each school mentioned above have been exploring the possibility of converting to academy status, as we believe our successful approach to partnership working can be furthered by  joining a local Multi Academy Trust (MAT).
Therefore, having carefully considered a range of options, each Governing Body has decided to consult simultaneously, with their parents, carers, staff and other stakeholders, on whether each school should become an academy and join the MAT originally formed by Cardinal Hume Catholic School: The Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust.  Many of you will already know that Cardinal Hume Catholic School is a local, highly successful, outstanding school. 
We are therefore commencing formal consultation today Monday 26th November 2018, for a period of four school weeks.  Consultation will therefore end at 3pm on Friday 21st December 2018.
For further information about the consultation and how to provide feedback, please follow
this link .