Benton Park NE7

Benton Park Primary School

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Ouseburn Learning Trust  

The Ouseburn Learning Trust is a charitable company of seven schools and five partner organisations in the East of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Trust benefits our pupils, schools, partners and the community. Through a unique collaboration of its members, the Trust raises aspirations and attainment in our diverse young people, aged 3 to 11 by delivering consistently high quality teaching and inspirational life experiences.  The Trust was founded in October 2014. It is governed by ‘The Trust Board’, which consists of representative members from each of the schools and the partners.

We are delighted to have the chance to show how the seven schools in the Partnership wish to work together in the future and how this will benefit our schools, pupils and community. We firmly believe that by working more closely together with external partners we can build a world class educational experience for young people aged 3-11. 

The nature of education in England is changing rapidly. Much of this change is related to school governance and the changing role of the Local Authority which has a significantly reduced influence in many areas of education. In this environment the Governors and Headteachers of the eight schools in the Ouseburn Learning Trust believe that there is real advantage in the schools developing a closer and stronger collaborative relationship.

Our joint membership of a shared Trust will mean that everything that was already good about the current schools will be continued. Our governing bodies and school leaders will still have the same responsibilities for the education of your children as before. We believe that by establishing a Trust we can further enhance the quality of education and care that children now receive.

Our Partners

We are delighted to have five prestigious external partners who are Trustees of the Ouseburn Learning Trust. 

By becoming an integral part of our Learning Trust, each external partner has demonstrated their commitment to investing social capital in projects for learners, staff and families in the East of Newcastle.


Based at Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle City Council is the local government authority for Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. The council consists of 78 councillors, three for each of the city's 26 wards.


The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been providing patient-centred healthcare to communities in the North East of England and beyond for over 250 years. One of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, offering a wider range of specialist services than any other.


Newcastle University is a modern civic university with a proud tradition, committed to world-class academic excellence - but excellence with a purpose.


Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.


Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.