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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

The Discovery Alliance

Easterside Academy opened on the 1st April 2014 as a converter academy. The predecessor school was Easterside Primary School.

In addition to forming a single academy trust, Easterside Academy also became a member of a wider umbrella trust of academies known as The Discovery Alliance.  This group comprises of Easterside Academy, Hemlington Hall Academy, Rose Wood Academy, Sunnyside Academy and The King’s Academy (secondary).

academy statement

As a group we have decided to work in close partnership with each other in order to improve standards across The Discovery Alliance. We hope to do this through:

  • Strengthen professional development;
  • Enriching curriculum opportunities and;
  • Enhancing transition with a key secondary partner.

Although we retain completely separate financial and governance arrangements we make ourselves accountable to each other for our school performance through a Raising Achievement Panel (RAP) which scrutinises data and unpicks reasons for success and weakness that can be shared, improved and built upon. The RAP comprises of the Head Teacher’s, Chairs of the Governing Bodies and an outside advisor who chairs the meetings. This collaborative approach to working is already proving to be highly effective with subject leader networks established across the schools, an assessment working party and staff from The King’s Academy involved in supporting teaching some of the Year 6 pupils.

In this section

Latest News

Year 5 and 6 Open Morning!

On Thursday we welcomed Year 5 and 6 family members into our school for the morning, to work with their child and their child’s friends on a range of activities ...

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KS1 Visit to Preston Park Museum

Classes 7, 8 and 9 will be visiting Preston Park Museum on ...

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KS1 Visit to Preston Park

On Tuesday KS1 children should be visiting Preston Park. As yet, because of the snow and School closure last week, we are unsure if this will still go ahead or ...

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Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
Apr 26 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

May
2
Wed
Funky Feet – Nursery @ Easterside Academy
May 2 all-day

Funky Feet is an exciting, programme of physical, fun activity.

Full Governing Body Meeting @ Easterside Academy
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Governors will meet with the School Council at 3.30pm.

The Full Governing Body meeting will commence at 3.45pm.

May
3
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
May 3 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

May
9
Wed
Funky Feet – Nursery @ Easterside Academy
May 9 all-day

Funky Feet is an exciting, programme of physical, fun activity.

May
10
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
May 10 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!