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Swift Academies gained approval to become a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) on the 1st September 2017 following a successful application to the Secretary of State for Education to become a sponsor academy from the Governing Body of Hurworth School.

The aim of the Swift Academies is to build, strengthen and expand our Trust across the North of England, by incorporating good and outstanding schools into our family of academies and acting as a sponsor for other primary and secondary academies, aiming to help them improve their standards and performance.

The vision of Swift Academies Trust Board is that each child experiences excellence with care every day. The Trust is founded on deeply held principles that every child has the right to a first-class education. In addition to the Trust Board, each academy has its own Local Governing Body who take a key role in driving forward achievement and progress within each academy.

The overall purpose of the Trust is to strengthen provision across all academies within it; the Trust will do this by providing strategic leadership for all academies through its inclusive ethos and vision and providing strong governance and high-quality teaching and learning to ensure students are ready to progress to the next stage of their education, employment or training.

Being members of the Trust has formalised the collaboration between schools; by working in partnership and sharing a collective vision this enable us to provided the best possible outcomes for all our children.

This is the start of an exciting journey for all schools within the Trust; our aim is to grow the Trust at a sustainable and manageable rate; and whilst the Trust Dividend gives a flavour of the Trust and its activities, we would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the benefits of being part of Swift Academies and the wealth of opportunities we provide for students and staff across the Trust.

Mr Dean Judson
Chief Executive Officer

Our Academies


Situated in Hurworth, an attractive rural village just 3 miles from



Longfield Academy is a community school, a beating heart in the North of Darlington.



The Rydal Academy is a vibrant primary school which caters for pupils aged 3 to 11.


Croft Road

Tel: 01325 720424 / 721188
Fax: 01325 721788

COMPANY No. 7533271

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