About Our MAT

Inspire Multi Academy Trust was formed by the Governing Body of Farringdon Primary School, who applied for Academy Status to the Secretary of State for Education as a Multi Academy Trust, where they could act as a sponsor school for other Academies, aiming to help them to improve their standards and performance.  Multi Academy Status was granted in December 2012, at which time Farringdon Academy and Inspire Multi Academy Trust was formed.

In April 2013, Directors of the Trust welcomed New Penshaw Academy and Plains Farm Academy to the Multi Academy Trust, followed in July 2016 by Burnside Academy and Fatfield Academy joining the Inspire family of academies. 

In addition to the Trust Board, each Academy has its own Local Governing Body who take a key role in driving forward the attainment and progress within each Academy.