OF Schools

Our growing family...

Our family of schools currently consists of nine schools across the Tees Valley area. 

We are always happy to discuss new schools joining our Trust, having had success with both 'sponsor schools' and converter academies. 

Mount Pleasant Primary School 

Mount Pleasant Primary is an average sized Primary School in the Branksome area of Darlington. There are approximately 280 children on roll including a Nursery and Two year old provision.

 ‘Learn for Life’ encompasses the values and visions  that will prepare for life in the 21st century.

Mount Pleasant continues to be a successful school with Ofsted judging the school to be ‘Good’ with outstanding aspects for pupil behaviour and Leadership & Management.

Executive Head: Mrs. R. Pavey | Head of School: Mrs. J. Blackham | Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk | Call:  01325 244 950
Hurworth Primary School 

Hurworth is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school, situated in Hurworth Village several miles out of Darlington.

Hurworth Primary School converted to become an academy school on 1 June 2012. The school continues to achieve a high level of performance, with the last Ofsted inspection (2018) confirming the school's high outcomes and aspirations.

Headteacher: Mrs. A. Maddison | Email: admin@hurworthprimary.com | Call:  01325 720 028
Hemlington Hall Academy

Hemlington Hall Academy is a good school, situated on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. It prides itself on being an inclusive establishment, with a Key Stage 1 Higher Needs Base and a Key Stage 2 Autism Unit.


Hemlington Hall Academy currently has approximately 350 children on roll including 52 part-time nursery places offering 30 hours provision.

Headteacher: Mrs. K. Edmenson | Email: admin@hemlingtonhallacademy.co.uk | Call:  01642 591 171
Heathfield Primary School

Heathfield Primary School is a much larger than average sized school situated in Darlington, just off Yarm Road. Heathfield Primary converted to become an academy in June 2012. There has been much change at the school in the last few years - with a new, enthused staff team, things are moving forwards well, and this was recognised in our positive OFSTED report of October 2017.

Heathfield has a large school site, with great resources and facilities. There is a successful resource base in school for pupils with cognition and learning difficulties and a nurture provision for KS1 pupils who are struggling with social and emotional issues.

Executive Headteacher: Mrs. Z. Beach / Head of School: Mr. P. Kirby-Bowstead  | Email: admin@heathfieldprimary.com | Call:  01325 252 144
Northwood Primary School
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An exciting and vibrant school embedded in our community, Northwood Primary School embraces new and dynamic learning environments based on our large and inviting leafy green site.  We have plenty of space for our 420 full time pupils and we also encourage our nursery classes to enjoy all the facilities we have to offer. 


Northwood has a very diverse population and is currently the first school in Darlington to be awarded an ‘Adoption Friendly’ status.  Northwood Primary School understands the uniqueness of every child and we support all our children, their parents and carers to prepare them for life beyond our school.

Executive Headteacher: Mrs. Z. Beach / Head of School: Mrs S. Wassell | Email: admin@northwoodprimary.org.uk | Call:  01325 267 222  
Corporation Road Community Primary School 

Corporation Road is a larger than average Primary School situated in Darlington Town Centre, serving a wonderfully vibrant and diverse community.


Over recent years, the school has transformed - children achieve highly and we are proud that Corporation Road is a key part of our Lingfield Education Trust family.

Interim Headteacher: Mr. M Dipple | Email: admin@corporationroad.darlington.sch.uk | Call:  01325 244 940
Cambrai Primary School 

Cambrai Primary is a new school which opened in Catterick in September 2019. 

The school is set in a newly refurbished building, with extensive grounds and state of the art ICT facilities - where 'good people' will do 'great things'. 

For more information on our new school, please follow the link below. 

Executive Headteacher: Mr. M. Dent | Email: office@cambraiprimaryschool.co.uk | Call:  01748 503 130
Preston Primary School 

Preston Primary is the latest addition to our Trust family; an established, one form entry primary school in Stockton.

The latest Ofsted report reflected the good work the school is doing for the children of it's community and we are very excited to have Preston as part of our Lingfield family. 

Please click here for news coverage on Preston joining our Trust.

Headteacher: Mrs. S. Richardson | Email: ppenquiries@prestonprimary.co.uk | Call:  01642 784 735
Handale Primary School

Handale Primary is an average sized Primary School in Loftus. There are approximately 260 children on roll including a Nursery and Two year old provision.


Handale Primary School is a warm and caring community, which moved into a brand-new building in September 2015. The building is modern, spacious and has state of the art facilities, including touchscreens in every learning area and a beautiful library area.

​Handale Primary is a successful school with Ofsted judging the school to be ‘Good’.

Head: Mrs. N. Padgett | Email: office@handale.rac.sch.uk | Call:  01287 640416

“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them, makes an impression.”
Dr Hiam Ginnot