The schools in the Trust have a long history of working together – those living and working in the area may well remember the Moor and Coastal Co-operative Trust.
Through this schools worked together to provide arts events, sporting opportunities and joint curriculum initiatives.
In 2018 some of the original schools decided to join together in a formal partnership. They formed the NCLT in response to the government’s commitment to academisation. This meant an even closer working relationship between schools enhanced by the appointment of a Board of Trustees to ensure the longevity of this relationship and to deepen its effectiveness.