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Biddulph Partnership Trust


Following Consultation Biddulph Schools Partnership Trust was successfully formed.  As from May 1st 2012, Squirrel Hayes First School became a Trust School. 


Our Partnership Schools include:


    James Bateman     Oxhey First           Knypersley        Moor First         Woodhouse

Junior High School      School              First School          School               Academy



The Trust has a member’s forum that represents the views of all members of the Trust including parents and the local community. 


The Parent Representative on Squirrel Hayes Trust Forum is Mrs L. Ward.


The Chair of the Trust Forum is Mrs A. Harris (Deputy Headteacher at Squirrel Hayes)


What is a Trust?


A Trust School is a local authority maintained school which is supported by a charitable trust.  Trusts can be set up by individual schools or groups of schools, and usually involve collaboration with a particular partner.


Biddulph schools are linked to the Co-operative Trust and adopts the Co-operative movement, principles and values.


What are the benefits of being a Trust?



  • Working closely to improve quality and raise standards

  • Support each other to become more successful, however good we already are

  • Sharing costs to free up more money for work with learners

  • Establishes long term partnerships with key partners that helps increase resources and opportunities for staff and learners

  • Schools have greater individual independence

  • Enables schools to serve the local community by working together to raise standards, increase opportunities and provide greater social cohesion


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