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Altus Education Partnership

The Altus Education Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust and was established in April 2017 by the governing body of Rochdale Sixth Form College, an outstanding A level provider established in 2010. The college was awarded outstanding status by Ofsted in 2013 and has developed a national reputation for excellence, having been used in Ofsted case studies for sharing best practice.

The development of the Trust stemmed from a commitment to raising aspirations and improving the life chances of young people throughout the borough of Rochdale. In 2019 the Trust was successful in its application to open a new free school, the Edgar Wood Academy, which will serve the local community in Middleton and Heywood.

We are committed to supporting all children in their academies to progress to a successful career, life and employment path of their choice.

All our academies will share a collective identity as providers of the highest quality teaching with high expectations of learners, coupled with effective assessment and intervention. Young people in our academies will engage with opportunities to develop their own skills and aptitudes to support their progression, while making valuable contributions to their communities. Leaders and teachers will take a collaborative approach, sharing best practice at a local, regional and national level, to continuously improve the performance and outcomes of all academies in the Trust.

If you would like to join our family of schools, please contact us. 

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Altus Education Partnership


Today is a very exciting day at Edgar Wood Academy. https://t.co/p1SVamVM7f
@EdgarWoodAc - September 7
@EdgarWoodAc - September 6
INSET training day is in full swing. We look forward to meeting the new Year 7 students on Tuesday. https://t.co/B1u9TlCC1b
@EdgarWoodAc - September 3
Callum’s determination that students at Edgar Wood Academy have a scientific curiosity will help shape our new young scientists but also help foster a lifelong love of learning. Read more about Callum here https://t.co/ogfGAnMg3K https://t.co/kWcNUHup1z
@EdgarWoodAc - May 10
Yasmin is looking forward to inspiring the students at Edgar Wood Academy to read the Classics and write with powerful intention. Read more: https://t.co/DgdjAk9WrS https://t.co/epAA2mkySj
@EdgarWoodAc - May 7
Zara believes that the Humanities subjects of History, Geography and RE can open students’ eyes to the world around them and will help our students become lifelong learners. Read more https://t.co/DfEuN75KDV https://t.co/Sa0en2QW04
@EdgarWoodAc - May 4
Our newly appointed Head of Creative Arts has high aspirations for her students and is committed to ensuring her teaching practice and classroom environment are innovative and just as creative as the subjects she delivers. Read more about Rachel here: https://t.co/dFICxzmclS https://t.co/aILotHKavJ
@EdgarWoodAc - April 28
We are delighted to introduce you to our newly appointed Head of Mathematics and Numeracy. Barry brings with him a wealth of experience and is passionate about ensuring students get a world class mathematical education. Read more: https://t.co/G65celPLdu https://t.co/6kS4aMQnJ8
@EdgarWoodAc - April 26
Such a strong field of candidates for our Head of Creative Arts, Head of Humanities (Geography/History) and Head of Mathematics and Numeracy! We look forward to sharing news on the appointments next term. Latest news: https://t.co/eUcPUzcdEh. ! https://t.co/wQD3JfhImh
@EdgarWoodAc - April 1
🌟Phenomenal senior leadership team now complete!🌟 We are excited to announce the appointment of Becky Worth as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for pastoral care and raising aspirations. Read more: https://t.co/pBgm4vOjIh https://t.co/q7HVZIjEK4
@EdgarWoodAc - March 19
We can’t wait to see our year 7 students arriving in their new uniform in September! https://t.co/cwYKTPLFXX https://t.co/KQR3KXFvk7
@EdgarWoodAc - March 17
We are thrilled to welcome aboard Stephanie Jackson-Horner, Edgar Wood Academy’s newly-appointed Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral). Read more: https://t.co/1l2Lo2qR68 https://t.co/Xslsn0e2jt
@EdgarWoodAc - March 12