trust schools, partners and alliances

Trust Schools, Partners & Alliances

Academies within the Trust
The Trust currently operates three academies:

The Blue Coat C of E School – the school is based in the heart of Oldham for pupils aged 11-18 from a wide catchment area across North East Manchester

East Crompton St George C of E Primary School – a primary school based in the parish of St James, East Crompton catering for children from 4 to 11 years old

Mayfield Primary School – a primary school based in Derker, Oldham catering for pupils aged 3 to 11


Other Alliances/links

The Blue Coat School became a National Teaching School and National Support School in Summer 2013. As a National Teaching school, Blue Coat has established the Northern Alliance. The Alliance is a group of ambitious school leaders and 15 partner schools including secondary, primary, tertiary and special schools from 6 Local Authority areas who have come together to use collective capacity, creativity and insight to promote improvement in our organisations, specifically by:

  • Recruiting and training the best new teachers for our schools through School Direct Initial Teacher Education and Manchester Nexus SCITT.
  • Training and developing all our staff to become excellent in their field via Continuing Professional Education and involvement on research and development projects,
  • Spotting, and nurturing our stars to become the next generation of leaders in our schools through an Alliance based system for leadership development,
  • The designation of Specialist Leaders of Education to build capacity for school to school support within and beyond the Alliance, including supporting any schools that Alliance members may sponsor because any school can go through a rough patch, and we will not leave the young people – and our colleagues, to sink or swim.

The Cranmer Education Trust is the accredited provider for the Manchester Nexus SCITT. The SCITT delivers both primary and secondary School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

Our mission is to recruit, train, develop and retain the best teachers for our pupils and to develop and retain the best future leaders for our schools and the profession.

19 partner schools including secondary, primary, tertiary and special schools from 6 local authority areas have signed the Alliance’s memorandum of understanding. The Alliance of schools pools its skills and expertise to design and deliver an outstanding and relevant Initial Teacher Education Programme. The Alliance has also developed NQT, RQT, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes to ensure our teachers are supported throughout their careers.

For more information on the Manchester Nexus SCITT or how to train with us please see the following link:


Become a partner

If you are interested in joining our SCITT partnership and working collaboratively with committed schools to support teachers from initial teacher education through to leadership we would love to hear from you.

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