About Us

About Us

Furness Education Trust is a family of schools, supporting children and families in the community of Barrow-in-Furness and the Furness Peninsula. A multi-academy trust currently comprised of s academies, one secondary and five primary and our teaching training provision, South Cumbria School Direct. The Trust aims to develop best practice in each school. This is delivered by collaborating and working together to give the best of everything to every child in our schools. In short, Furness Education Trust delivers seamless education built on collaboration.

The collaboration of the schools and the Trust provides shared specialist knowledge and expertise, recognising that children have different starting points but all deserve a nurturing, stable and robust approach. This collaboration and consistency across the curriculum, schools and the school lives of children, creates a stream of seamless education for the benefit of all, through the delivery of high quality teaching and learning.

The shared curriculum, values and commitment, deliver life-changing opportunities and the chance for each individual child to become happy and participating citizens as they step into careers and lives beyond school. This is further supported by the Trust’s excellent facilities.

Furness Education Trust plays a pivotal role in raising aspirations for children in Barrow. The supportive family feel to the Trust thrives within an encouraging leadership attitude of ‘see it, fix it, sort it’. The Trust, and each school that joins it, adopt this approach of resolving a problem when it arises and being supported by a network of peers across the schools and the Trust. Whilst schools maintain their own individuality, we work together on common goals to deliver improved education and excellence, in partnership with our parents and wider community. Ultimately, everyone succeeds together. #FurnessFamily

Furness Education Trust is a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under Company Number 06895426 Registered in England and Wales.

Registered Office- Furness Academy, Park Drive, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BB

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