Annual Patron's Dinner 2020


Due to the escalating threat of coronavirus, we will be postponing this week’s Patron’s Dinner.

After consultation with our Trustees and Partner Schools we have decided it is no longer appropriate to hold the event at this time.

We are also aware that Government measures are due to be stepped up today. While it is disappointing that the event will not go ahead this week, public health is everyone’s priority and responsibility, and ensuring the safety of staff in our schools is of utmost importance.

We have rescheduled the event for 16th July 2020, and hope to see you there later this year. We thank you for your ongoing support and please let us know if there is anything that Schools North East can support your school or staff during this challenging time.




About the Event

This event is exclusive to our Partner Schools.

Schools North East will be holding its eleventh annual Patron's Dinner, held in honour of our Patron Lord Puttnam of Queensgate. This is an evening of networking and fine dining to celebrate the hard work of our region's school leaders.


Speaker: Steph McGovern


This event is sponsored by:


This event is exclusive to Schools North East Partner Schools. If you aren't yet a Partner School, and are interested in finding out more, please click here.


Join us to celebrate education in the North East

The dinner will be attended by over 300 North East Head Teachers, leading educationalists and local business leaders. Join us to network with colleagues and celebrate the region’s education community.



Table Sponsors

It is anticipated that there will be around 30 guest tables at the Dinner, of which approximately 15 will be made available for sponsorship.  Sponsorship will be allocated on a strictly first come basis and we do not expect that tables will be available for long.

If you are interested in sponsoring a table please contact:

School Guests

This event is free to Partner Schools to attend.

Head Teachers from each Partner School are invited to attend the dinner, along with an additional member of their senior leadership team (eg. Chair of Governors, Deputy Head Teacher, School Business Manager). 


View our gallery from past Schools North East Patron’s Dinners.

If your school would like additional places, or would like to take a table for your whole senior leadership team, we are happy to accommodate this but ask that you pay a small contribution to help us cover the additional costs.


Partner Schools will recieve an invitation via email when bookings open.