Tudhoe Learning Trust and all of its schools use the services of Durham County Council Admissions Team to administer school admissions each year.  Information about Durham County Council Admissions can be found here Durham County Council Admission Arrangements 2024-2025

Tudhoe Learning Trust complies with our obligations set out in the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code.  Please click on the links below for more information:


The Trust has adopted Durham County Council’s Policy Educational Visits, Off Site Activities and On-Site ‘Adventures’


The safety and well-being of the children in our care is our absolute priority.  We take matters pertaining to safeguarding very seriously without exception.  We expect all staff, visitors, contractors, governors, directors and volunteers to share this view.  Our Trust has an overarching child protection / safeguarding policy that details our approach to keeping children safe and each of our academies has developed their own individual policy from that in line with KCSIE requirements.

In addition to practice in the classroom we ensure a “Safer Workforce“.  The starts from how we recruit in line with Part Three of Keeping Children Safe in Education – Safer Recruitment.  Find out more about how we recruit on our Vacancies page.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


Statutory guidance…

The Trust oversees consistent and compliant safeguarding practice across all of its schools in line with Section 11 of The Children Act by undertaking regular audits of our schools to ensure that all children are equally and adequately safeguarded.  Our safeguarding teams comprise of a lead and deputies who operate within Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.  Detail relating to their individual roles are outlined below for information.  All staff and governors receive at least level 1 child protection training with DSLs level 3 trained.

Making a referral to First Contact…

First Contact are a team based in Newton Aycliffe to triage referrals from agencies in respect of child welfare and protection.  Referrals to First Contact can be made via telephone 03000 267979 but referrals must be followed up with a written electronic version.  A referral form is available for use below.  Anyone who has a worry about the welfare of a child can ring for advice.  Written referrals should be made including as much information as possible and evidenced with Durham Safeguarding Partnerships Threshold guidance that can be found via their website

FORM: Childrens Services Safeguarding Referral Form (durham-scp.org.uk)


Tudhoe Learning Trust is an inclusive environment where opportunity exists for all.  We recognise and value the contribution of our people.  We continually seek to develop and improve our processes, practice and procedures to ensure continuous growth and progression.  Here is a selection of our people related policies.  More information and alternative formats can be obtained by contacting our HR Team at office@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk


More details about our Governance can be found within our Governance section.  Here is a small selection of policies that relate to this area of our service provision:

More information can be sought by contacting us at office@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk 

Trade Union Facility Time

Tudhoe Learning Trust is obligated to report certain information about Trade Union Representatives and their activity within the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, which took effect from 1 April 2017.  These regulations were laid following the enactment of the Trade Union Act 2016.

We are required to report and publish information about:
• the number of trade union representatives in our organisation
• the time and percentage of hours spent on paid TU activity 
• the amount spent on TU activity
• the percentage of paid time spent on TU activities

Tudhoe Learning Trust works hard to maintain a supportive and inclusive working environment within which employees are able to be part of a Trade Union and to take part in its activities if they wish.

The Trust currently employs 2 trade union representatives and during the academic year 2022-2023, the employees spent 26 hours (paid leave) on trade union activity at a total cost of £162.29.  The percentage of time spent on trade union activity equates to 0.02% in terms of the total pay bill cost.

Data Protection

Here is our policy relating to Data Protection and relevant Privacy Notices for your information. Please note that we are currently reviewing all of our data handling processes to ensure data privacy and security of our pupils, parents and staff information in line with General Data Protection Regulations after leaving the EU.  For more information please contact us at the Trust Office: office@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.