Our Vision

‘To be an innovative centre of excellence, providing outstanding, personalised education for all students’

Mission Statement

‘Provide an environment where students are offered every opportunity to maximise their potential, grow in confidence and above all be happy.

Our Values:


We have high aspirations for all and work together to achieve success

Safe and Happy

We have a culture of vigilance and practice being safe at all times


We focus on what we can do and are proud of our achievements and each other


Everyone matter s and we celebrate everyone uniqueness


We have strong positive relationships and embed emotional education into daily life

Enriching Lives

We strive to make a difference and enable everyone to live their best adult life


‘Working together, achieving success’

Hartlepool Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, is at present made up of Catcote Academy and Catcote Futures (our Post 19 Provision which received ISP status in September 2018). We are committed to delivering first class education and opportunities for all our students. We currently operate over 5 sites: Catcote Academy, Catcote Sixth Form, Catcote Futures, The Vestry (Coffee shop based in Hartlepool Art Gallery), Catcote Metro (retail shop in Hartlepool shopping centre)

Catcote Academy caters for secondary and post-16 students with special educational needs.

The school caters for a wide range of needs including students with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), those who have an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with identified social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMHD).
All students have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHC).

For further details on curriculum offer please visit our curriculum section in ‘Discover Catcote Academy’.

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