Welcome to Education Village Academy Trust



Established in 2006, Education Village Academy Trust brings together mainstream and special schools and academies in Darlington and neighbouring areas.


EVAT is proud to be part of a truly inclusive Trust and firmly believes that fairness in opportunity and acceptance of individuality enhances understanding of the world and prepares pupils for the future.




To deliver exceptional learning opportunities to all of children and young people. We stretch aspirations and aim to inspire everyone who learns and works with us to reach high and achieve their potential.




The Education Village Academy Trust is a place where learning has no limits.


They believe it takes a village to nurture a child’s talents and abilities and give them the range of opportunities, support and guidance they need to succeed and thrive.




Our values and ethos are inclusive and child-centred. Our Trust is founded on the principles of inclusivity, diversity and fairness, and they are fundamental to our delivery of exceptional learning experiences.

EVAT stands for:

Excellence and high standards



A can-do culture and no-excuses ethos

Values driven with a deep sense of purpose


Putting children and young people first

Ambition and aspiration for all


Irrespective of background or barriers



we do more, better and faster, together


Springfield Academy


Salters Lane South, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2AN

Haughton Academy


Salters Lane South, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2AN

Beaumont Hill Academy


Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

Gurney Pease Academy


Dodsworth Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2NG

Marchbank Free School


Mowden Hall, Barnes Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9BL

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