A world-class education for young people in Newham

Welcome to Newham Community Schools Trust (NCST). We are a local Trust, committed to working together as excellent schools serving our community.  We share a common vision of providing an exceptional education for all our students.  

On the 1st September 2022, we will become Newham Community Learning – further to our merger with the Leading Learning Trust – which consists of Portway and Selwyn Primary School in Plaistow.   Our website will be updated shortly.

Our four secondary schools are thriving, with very positive outcomes, which makes us one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts in the country.   We have a shared commitment to working together to provide a world-class education for young people in Newham, and to further developing as centres of excellence for teaching and learning.

We are highly ambitious for our students, and believe that every young person can succeed.  Our students are supported by our committed team of teaching and non-teaching staff, all of whom are encouraged to pursue their own learning and professional development across our schools.

Our schools all provide safe, calm learning environments, where all members of the school community treat each other with kindness and respect.

We look forward to hearing from you; please use our Contact Us page to get in touch.  

Interested in joining our team?  All our openings are listed on JobsGoPublic and TES, and on the vacancy pages of our school websites.  Trust Central Team jobs can be found by searching for ‘Newham Community Schools Trust’ on TES [or email the CEO’s PA on ceo.pa@ncst.net should you have any queries].

Eastlea Community School

We are a co-educational community school in Canning Town

Lister Community School

We are a co-educational specialist school in music and science in Plaistow

Rokeby School

We are a specialist maths and languages boys’ school in Canning Town

Sarah Bonnell School

We are one of the oldest girls’ schools in England

Working in partnership, whilst maintaining the distinctive local ethos and identities of our individual schools, was one of the core founding principles of our Trust when we formed in 2015 –  initially as a partnership between NCST and the Lister and Rokeby Federation.  Partnership continues to shape the way we work, as does:

  • inclusivity: a steadfast commitment to each of the schools’ comprehensive values, inclusive practices and non-selective admissions policies;
  • breadth of our offer: ensuring that each of our schools offer a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular learning and experiences;
  • collaboration: working together to provide an even better education across our schools;
  • recognition of our staff: articulating and celebrating the contribution that our teaching and non-teaching staff make to the success of our schools; and
  • commitment to our local community: working together in schools which are all located in a limited geographical area.

Newham Community Schools Trust is a company registered in England and Wales, with company number 09896221.  It is an exempt charity (ie is not required to register with the Charity Commission).  The registered address is Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, London, E15 4LP.

The NCST Federation is governed through its Instrument of Government, made by order of the London Borough of Newham on 01 February 2019.

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