Jesus said “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 16
As a Church of England Academy Trust we welcome learners of all faiths and none, we provide a place where all can ‘let their light shine.’ Our LIGHT values of: Love – Inclusivity – Goodness – Hope – Truth try to encapsulate the core features of the Christian faith and are lived out in the day to day life of our schools. This is a school where faith and beliefs can be lived out, explored, questioned and studied.
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.” Psalm 139: 1
Sally Milner is our full time chaplain. She works across all campuses and is available to all pupils and staff. She can be found leading collective worship, speaking to pupils one to one, answering questions in an RE lesson, in the playground or taking on a variety of visits from Holy Island to sports matches. The chaplain helps us to explore and develop our beliefs, to celebrate in times of joy and success and to express sorrow in times of sadness or loss.
“…the believers were one in heart and mind” Acts 4: 32
As a Church of England Trust we are part of the Diocese of Newcastle. We cover the parishes of St Aidan Lynemouth, St Bartholomew Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and St John and St Andrew, Seaton Hirst. We have close links with the clergy and parishioners.
Jesus said “I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” John 10: 10
The aim of the Academy Trust is to provide the very best opportunities for everyone to have “life in all its fullness”. Our schools are here to enable pupils to grow and reach their full potential that includes academic, physical, moral and spiritual development. We want all our pupils to grow into mature well rounded adults who work together to build up communities, have a heart for the vulnerable and have the confidence and skills to make the world a better place for all.
“How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of GOD, and this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28: 17
We have a chapel on the top floor of Josephine Butler Campus in Duke’s Secondary School it can be seen from a long way off. It is a place of calm and reflection available throughout the day. Morning Prayer is said every weekday morning in term time at 8am.