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Valour MAT

Ensuring all children feel happy, safe and loved.

About Valour


Valour multi academy trust is a small MAT consisting of two primary schools in Newcastle upon Tyne, serving 650 pupils. Within the charitable trust is also Walbottle Village Teaching school who have a proven track record of coaching other schools to rapidly improve and training future teachers through our schools direct training which is an excellent route into teaching- C4T. Valour CEO, Dame Nicola Stephenson DBE, would welcome discussions with other schools who may be looking to benefit from being part of a highly successful MAT. Valour could provide your school with financial support and gaining value for money, parental support and safeguarding expertise, and work with you in partnership to provide the best education possible for your communities. We have well developed pathways of support and this can range from light touch with greater autonomy to hands on support to raise standards.


Our vision for Valour academies is that all children will feel loved, happy and safe. We will provide each child with many and varied opportunities to develop their character to feel accepted; to develop a sense of belonging; to be driven and resilient and to be inspired and be inspiring.


If your school shares this vision, or you would like to know more about Valour, please contact Dame Stephenson at


"We have and will continue to utilise the services of Walbottle Teaching School Alliance for our NQT accreditation and support.  The staff are always on hand to answer all queries in a supportive and helpful manner whilst providing a great training package and, where needed, bespoke support to the NQTs at each stage of their development." 

Julie Stuart is an Outstanding Head teacher at Throckley Primary school, a National Behaviour Hub.

About Us

The Valour Multi Academy Trust was formed in 2017. Led by our CEO and Executive Headteacher Dame Nicola Stephenson DBE, the Valour MAT consists of two schools in the west end of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Beech Hill Primary and Walbottle Village Primary. 


Click here to meet the Beech Hill team.

Click here to meet the Walbottle Village team. 


Valour Multi Academy Trust is an example charity and company limited by guarantee registered in England with company number 10766406. The company's registered office is Walbottle Village Primary School, The Green, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JL.



Across Valour Multi Academy Trust, we pride ourselves on providing all of our pupils with a high quality and inclusive education.

We have created a culture within our schools where children can feel inspired and motivated to learn; one that is ambitious for all, including disadvantaged children and those with SEND. Personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding in both of our schools.

We operate fair access and a copy of our Trust SEN policy can be viewed by following the link below.

SEN policy

Walbottle Village and Beech Hill are places where children feel safe, happy and loved. Children are encouraged to attend regularly so that they can be supported to actively participate in all that we have on offer and so that they can progress well and reach their full potential.

Through our ambitious, well sequenced and knowledge rich curricula and programme of enrichment opportunities, we ensure that our children develop a love of learning and that they are well prepared for the next stage of learning when they leave us.

Curriculum | Beech Hill Primary School

Curriculum | Walbottle Village Primary School

Outcomes for pupils are strong and consistently in line with or exceeding the National figures.

Ofsted and Performance Data | Beech Hill Primary School

Ofsted and Performance Data | Walbottle Village Primary School

Inclusion; Valour SEN and Disability Policy 2024

School Improvement

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C/O Beech Hill Primary School, Linhope Road,

West Denton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne,

Tyne and Wear, NE5 2LW

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