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"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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New North Academy

Find your true north

Welcome from our headteacher

I am really proud to be the head at New North Academy.  In the heart of London, we have a very special school community, who are aspirational and overwhelmingly supportive of the school. We work as a team together, building relationships and putting the wellbeing of our children, families and staff, first. 

Our kids are at the heart of every decision we make and our desire is to support them in feeling safe, valued and to become confident lifelong learners. Always keen for a challenge, New North pupils are ambitious and animated learners - they’re a lot of fun to teach!

The school’s motto is ‘find your true North’. Just as a compass directs your path and pulls you forward, we work hard to help our children achieve their potential, while opening their options as broadly as possible. Getting ‘secondary ready’ isn’t just about good test scores; it’s about having the skills, confidence and breadth of experience to seize every opportunity at the next level of education and beyond. 

At New North, we are also a member of the Learning in Harmony Trust, making us part of an even bigger team, which we are constantly taking advantage of through the sharing of skills and knowledge. We learn through constant engagement, challenge and support, and this is as true of our staff as it is of our children. 

We hope you can find what you need on our school website, but the best way to get to know our school is to come and visit. We welcome all!


Kath Sewell



Click the link here for some summer fun ideas that you and your family can do locally. These are low cost ... or totally free!




See what's around in Islington!


Thanks to all the parents and carers who attended the online workshop.  Year 3, 4 ,5 and 6 heard about the fun things on offer in Islington.  Here are links to the activities we learnt about:


For children aged 5 and under.

Use the link below and click on Bright Start Central to find out what free activities are happening locally:

Bright Start


Free Sporting Activities for children aged 5+.

All equipment provided and for some sessions lunch will also be provided.  Use the link below to explore the different options.

Access to Sports


Family Kitchen provides the ingredients and online tutorials to help your family to cook fun, healthy nutritious food together. To access Family Kitchen follow the link below and click on the links

Family Kitchen


Water based activities for children aged 9+.  2 hour sessions costing £ 5.

All equipment provided thought a change of clothes and shoes  is necessary

To find out more visit the website Islington Boat Club

Fun activities for children aged 10+ based around sports and life skills.  Some of the activities are free and for some there is a cost  Mary's

Summer Play Scheme for children aged 6-12 £20 per day Play Scheme

Indoor and outdoor creative play opportunities in New North’s local adventure playground.  Use the link below to check out the website and find out about all the fun to be had at Waterside.  Sessions are free - there is a cost for lunch time supervision.  Waterside Adventure Playground


Islington Libraries have teamed up with the Reading Agency to run the annual summer reading challenge.  Follow the link below to find out about competitions, prizes and writing your own book reviews.

Summer Reading Challenge