North Star Community Trust

North Star Community Trust

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  • Education

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Organisation type: 
Educational body
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Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We want to be recognised for academic excellence and having a reputation for giving pupils the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in education, employment and life.



All academies established by North Star Community Trust will:

  • ensure that pupils attending NSCT schools are provided with high quality, excellent education;
  • provide a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum, underpinned by high quality traditional, but engaging, subject teaching to promote all pupils’ achievement;
  • be at the heart of its community in providing excellent local education and be a first choice for parents. Through its success it will strive to raise aspirations for pupils and families in an area with high levels of deprivation and diversity;
  • promote equality, diversity and inclusion, and take into account pupils’ individual and/or exceptional needs;
  • promote the sharing of fundamental British values to establish tolerance, respect and understanding both within the school community and the community as a whole;
  • establish an admissions policy and admission arrangements which is in accordance with admissions law, and the DfE Codes of Practice;
  • place an emphasis on the needs of the individual pupils including pupils with special education needs (‘SEN’), both those with and without statements of SEN in accordance with the DfE’s SEN Code of Practice;
  • not charge in respect of admission to an academy; NCST’s academies will only charge pupils where the law allows maintained schools to charge; and
  • make provision for the teaching of religious education.

The aims of the North Star Community Trust are to:

  • promote the quality of education provision and standards to ensure excellent outcomes for all pupils;
  • share resources, expertise and provision across the family of NSCT schools ensuring value for money for all NSCT academies;
  • be a self-sustaining and self-improving group of schools, with emphasis on continuing high quality training and development for school leaders, teachers, trainee teachers and support staff; and
  • share our expertise and success with as many young people and communities as is possible.

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