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About Furness Education Trust

Furness Education Trust is a multi-academy trust based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, serving the Furness community. Currently comprised of four academies, one secondary and three primary, the Trust aims to develop best practice in each school across the whole Trust, by collaborating and working together to give the best of everything to every child in our schools.

Furness Education Trust Academies

Furness Academy

Parkside Academy

Victoria Academy

Yarlside Academy

Mr Simon Laheney, CEO of Furness Education Trust

Mr Simon Laheney, CEO of Furness Education Trust

Message from the CEO

The current educational landscape has never provided headteachers, governing bodies and trusts with greater a challenge. It is now more important than ever that schools work in partnership to enable the very best educational opportunities and services. By working together as a wider family of schools, we can share a joint approach to supporting our students, their families and our staff. The Trust is about us working collaboratively to provide the best education for the children of Barrow. Therefore, I look forward to working with staff from all our Furness Education Trust schools and building positive and productive relationships. It is my pleasure to be part of a thriving school community which fosters a culture that enables young people to develop and grow.

Our Aim

Our aim is to work together as a family of like-minded schools underpinned by our moral purpose to drive educational excellence through high aspiration, outstanding achievement and lifelong learning skills for all of our pupils and students.


Please see our vacancy page for more information.