As the gateway to learning, schools play a vital role in improving the quality of education in Middlesbrough.

The following schools are working closely with Learning Middlesbrough through a variety of funded projects.

Learning Hubs

Assessment and Data Hubs

  • Green Lane Primary Academy
  • Park End Primary

English Hub

  • Newham Bridge Primary School

Leadership Hubs

  • Acklam Grange Teaching School
  • Linthorpe Primary School

Maths Hubs

  • Archibald Primary School
  • Macmillan Academy


  • Tees Valley Education

Research projects

  • Abingdon Primary: challenge and accelerating progress
  • Marton Manor/South Cluster: reading pedagogy and increased challenge
  • MCSP: transition for the more able
  • NLT/Allison Potter: ‘Our Stories’ project
  • Priory Woods: assessing the impact of the EQUALS curriculum
  • St. Thomas More: supporting progress of vulnerable groups of pupils after transition
  • Trinity Catholic College: using spirals of enquiry to narrow the gap

Developing Schools

Schools will be considered for Developing Schools projects where one or more apply:

  • attainment and progress are below expected norms
  • internal data or end of Key Stage data is showing a significant decline
  • the overall school profile indicates a likely decline in Ofsted grade
  • leadership has insufficient immediate capacity e.g. new headship, long-term illness of significant staff
  • Ofsted judgements are below good

View the Developing Schools Funding Bid Proforma

Please contact us for more information on funded projects and how your school may take part.

Inclusion strategy and action plan 2019 to 2021

In Middlesbrough, we are committed to having an approach to education which focuses on both high expectations and inclusion, helping to remove barriers to learning for all children, whatever their circumstances, whatever their needs, and wherever their learning is taking place.

The Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan has been created to improve the way we meet the needs of children and young people up to the end of their school years. We have full agreement from all school leaders and our partners that this is crucial for the best outcomes for young people.

Read the inclusion strategy and action plan 2019 to 2021.