Multi Academy Trust

Welcome to The Illuminare Multi Academy Trust

The Illuminare Multi Academy Trust is based in the seaside town of South Shields, in the North East of England. The Trust was initially created from Harton Academy (formerly Harton Technology College) which has a very successful track record of working with many schools across the North East. The school is proud to lead a successful Teaching School and has access to 29 SLE’s via the Harton Teaching School Alliance, 12 of which are teachers at Harton Academy along with a further 5 Lead Practitioners. It also has a rich history of Teacher Training and runs a School Direct Teacher Training centre.


Our aim is that all schools in The Illuminare Multi Academy Trust create an environment that suits all types of learners, providing an education that recognises the needs of all our young people, no matter what their gift or talent may be. Our schools are work places and our expectations are that everyone should be productive and always work hard. The focus of our efforts is quite firmly in the classroom, developing minds and challenging thinking, we strive for excellence in all that we do.


We have a simple vision:

  • To share high quality Teaching & Learning supported by customised data, tailored CPD and rigorous monitoring and evaluation at all levels.
  • To provide pleasant working environments which value the gifts and talents of each individual within our community.

Both of the above will be achieved by establishing and maintaining good relationships ensuring students can reach their true potential and be free to develop into who they want to be.