The Forge Trust is a primary school led, multi-academy trust which was founded in September 2016

The Forge Trust of Primary Academies, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Working together in partnerships with primary schools.

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The Forge Trust

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The Forge Trust is a primary school led, multi-academy trust which was founded in September 2016 on the success of The Sir Donald Bailey Academy in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

There is a clear vision to provide the very best education for every pupil in our schools and to ensure the quality of teaching is excellent and that the environment for learning encourages all pupils to find their talent and succeed. We believe strongly in our mission to change the lives of these children and have the ambition to be the most successful multi academy trust in the country!

The Trust Specialises in working in communities which face disadvantage and challenge, and prides itself on having a transformational agenda to significantly impact on the life chances of children in the communities served by Forge schools. The CEO, Lee Hessey, is a National Leader in Education and describes the Trust as, primary specialists providing the best for children in deprived areas (tackling ‘underachievement’). His school The Sir Donald Bailey Academy is a National Support School.


Joining us

There are, we believe, many potential benefits of membership to the Forge Trust, where pupils ultimately benefit from a wider access to learning resources and equipment, research and collective knowledge and specialist teaching staff. We warmly welcome collaboration and initial discussion with other schools outside of the Forge Trust who may wish to know more about our organisation or are going through the Academy Conversion process. 

  • Enhanced staff resources and training
  • Shared teaching experience and knowledge base
  • Increased pupil access to all learning resources and facilities
  • Increased access for pupils to specialist teaching skills
  • Funding and reduced expenditure
  • Access to fundraising and sponsorship expertise
  • Academy conversion support
  • Leadership programmes
  • Research based improvement programmes

Getting to know you

For headteachers’ of other schools or any other member of staff of other schools wishing to make an enquiry regarding The Forge Trust please fill out the contact form or simply contact the office directly.

Contact Details

Please don't hesitate to get in touch

Telephone: 01636 680142