In July 2018, the Northumberland Church of England Academy converted from an all-through single academy trust, into a multi-academy trust known as the NCEA Trust or NCEAT.

Duke’s Secondary School continues to use the same school identification number (known as a URN) as the previous all-through academy, and published data from before 2018/19 will incorporate all aspects of what are now three separate schools.

Bishop’s Primary School and Castle School have not yet undergone an inspection as individual schools due to being newly-formed.

Ofsted reports – Duke’s Secondary School

January 2021

Our last inspection as the all-through Academy took place in November 2017.  You can download that report here: Ofsted Report – NCEA (November 2017)

You can also view:

  • Bishop’s Primary School information on Ofsted’s website here.
  • Castle School’s information on Ofsted’s website here.
  • Duke’s Secondary School information on Ofsted’s website here.


As a Church of England Academy Trust, we are subject to additional scrutiny through the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). Our last inspection was as part of the all-through academy, and took place in September 2017.  You can download the report here: SIAMS Report – NCEA (September 2017)

You can find out more information about SIAMS inspections here.