Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

In May 2020 the Department for Education approved our application to move forward to the pre-opening phase of a new special free school in Northumberland for children aged 11-16 with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and autism. The school will be called Gilbert Ward Academy.

We are now entering the next phase of this exciting journey and we are looking to create a new school which will prepare pupils for new and exciting learning opportunities. The education offer will be varied, have a focus on ensuring children are exposed to a rich and varied curriculum that meets all individual needs.  The overarching aim will be to engage all pupils in their learning.

Under section 10 of the Academies Act 2010 the Trust is required to consult with stakeholders on our proposals for the new school. You can find out more about Gilbert Ward Academy on our website

Our consultation runs from 7 June 2021 to 16 July 2021 inclusive and we hope to issue our final report and findings by no later than September 2021. To have your say complete this survey.

If you would prefer you can write to us via two routes:

1. Email [email protected]  (In the subject bar please state Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation)


2. Post to Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation, c/o Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE5 2LW

Alternatively you can call 0191 2296020 and select option 7.

Consultation Events

Councillors Consultation Event 30 June at 2.00pm at Isabella Community Centre, Blyth or virtual option

Parent Consultation Event 30 June at 4.00pm at Isabella Community Centre, Blyth or virtual option


To book your attendance at one of our Consultation events please click the relevant link below and complete the booking form.  If you would like to attend an event virtually please indicate this on the form and we will send you a link with instructions on how to join prior to the event.

Councillors Consultation  Event 30 June 2021, 2.00pm

Parents Consultation Event 30 June 2021, 4.00pm

School Heads and Chairs Consultation Event 1 July 2021, 4.30pm

Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] to reserve your place.