Benedict Biscop CE Academy is part of Northern Lights Learning Trust, an exempt charity. It is a company registered in England and Wales under the company registration number 07909140.

Registered office address Marcross Drive, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR3 2RE


Local Governing Body


Structure of Governance

Co-opted by Directors/Trustees of the Northern Lights Learning Trust (12):

Rev. David Tolhurst Ex-officio - Chair of Local Governing Body and Acting Chair of Raising Achievement - c/o Benedict Biscop CE Academy

Mrs Sarah Armstrong - Headteacher

Mr Gordon Petrie - Co-opted - Chair of Finance, General Purposes Committee 

Mrs Helen Anderson - Parent

Mrs Christine Marshall - Co-opted

Mr Gregg Arundel - Co-opted

Mr Ashley Cooper - Co-opted 

Mrs Deborah Holmes - Parent elected

Mrs Gemma Clark - Staff

Mrs Lorraine Norton - Staff




2018 / 2019 attendance to meetings

2017 /2018 attendance to meetings

2016 /2017 attendance to meetings



The tables above show meeting attendance for the Local Governing Body of Benedict Biscop CE Academy. If you require information on meetings attended in relation to the Trust please visit the Trust website

If you would like to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body, please send correspondence F.A.O. via the school office.

Any reference to the Local Academy Council is also a reference to the Local Governing Body