Working Together For Children
About Ad Astra Academy Trust
Ad Astra Academy Trust was created in 2014 and is based in the North East of England. It was launched in January 2015 as a result of the vision of two different yet high-performing primary schools. Despite a significant social difference in the communities they served, the schools built on a collaborative ethos to form Ad Astra Academy Trust. Ad Astra meaning ‘to the stars’ and the strapline ‘stars in the making’ reflects our vision that every pupil and every member of staff can be the best they can be. Working in partnership from the very beginning this built a strong foundation for what we believe is an exciting and dynamic trust. In July 2015 the Department for Education awarded sponsorship status to Ad Astra Academy Trust. In August 2016 Ad Astra moved into their central offices close to major road networks. Ad Astra is also an active member of Allied an alliance of North East MATs.
“The Ad Astra Academy Trust has provided effective support to improve the quality of teaching and learning and leadership. Staff have benefited from a range of trust network hubs to develop their skills. The range of school support services, such as human resources and estate management, enables school leaders to focus on curriculum development and the quality of teaching and learning. Opportunities for peer review in the trust, support school improvement and working beyond your own school.” West View's Ofsted Report October 2017