The Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) is a successful Multi-Academy Trust which was established on 24th May 2012. The new Trust developed from the single Excelsior Academy Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, which was formed on 8th March 2006. The financial statements of the Trust are available from the LST website.
Presently the Laidlaw Schools Trust has three academies:-
Excelsior Academy, which opened in September 2008 and is an All Age (3- 19) Academy.
Atkinson Road Primary Academy, a local and feeder Primary Academy for Excelsior Academy with two forms of entry for pupils aged 4 – 11 which joined the Laidlaw Schools Trust on 1st June 2012.
Thomas Walling, a local Primary Academy with two forms of entry for pupils aged 2-11 which joined the Laidlaw Schools Trust on 1st April 2014.