Pele Trust

Pele Trust is a group of schools based in and around the village of Ponteland. It is a Multi- Academy trust and consists of one secondary school- Ponteland High School, and five primary schools: Belsay School; Darras Hall; Heddon-on-the-Wall St Andrew's; Ponteland Primary, and; Richard Coates Primary.
The schools work closely together and take their name from the Pele Tower in Ponteland. Pele towers are often found in the borders; fortified towers used for communication and protection.