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Welcome from the CEO

Welcome to Ƶ Leaders Trust


Welcome to Ƶ Leaders Trust. We are dedicated to our vision of putting students at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to all students achieving their potential. We are inclusive and embrace collaboration over competition to help remove barriers to learning.

We believe that everyone can be a leader and our academies offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills within and beyond the classroom.

We are a values-driven employer that supports our staff with high quality professional development and opportunities to become a leader in their chosen field.

I hope the website provides you with the information you need.


Lee Kirtley
Chief Executive Officer


Brief history of the Trust

Ƶ Leaders Trust, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, was established as a multi-academy trust (MAT) in 2014, then known as the Kenton Schools Academy Trust. It has recently been renamed and rebranded to focus attention on its primary purpose to raise achievement and develop its young people as leaders through inspirational leadership. The Trust currently comprises two academies: Kenton School, our 11-19 community academy, one of the largest schools in the North of England, and Studio West, the first 11-19 studio school in the UK. Demand for a place in our academies is high, with both schools being oversubscribed in recent years and the forthcoming academic year.