Great Academies Education Trust


New Charter formed in 2000 as the new landlords to own and manage homes transferred from Tameside council in Greater Manchester. With a turnover of approximately £100m a year and a workforce of around 850, New Charter is one of the region’s largest registered providers of social housing. By incorporating Gedling Homes (Nottingham) and Aksa Homes (Oldham) the Group owns around 19,500 homes. It came 34th in the 2016 Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For survey and reached number 19 in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords (2016).

The Trust has already spent huge sums of money upgrading the rented homes it owns and the environment of its neighbourhoods and we have a high profile locally with our work to regenerate and stabilise communities. It was the first landlord to sponsor an Academy, prompted by the local authority’s invitation and its understanding that our good prospects for local young people will improve business.

Great Academies Education Trust was established in 2012 by New Charter Group. We believe that children and young people deserve outstanding schools to help raise and fulfil their ambitions.

New Charter sponsors three other academies through the education trust. This includes two secondary academies (Copley Academy in Stalybridge and Middleton Technology School In Rochdale) and one primary (Silver Springs Academy in Stalybridge).

To find out more about our sponsor click Great Academies Education Trust