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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 again in 2022, 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.

CEO: Richard Ronksley

Altus Education Partnership

College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6HY

Tel: 01706 769800
E-mail: info@altusep.com

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

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Altus Education Partnership



The final day of the money box project is underway. The students at has worked so hard to reach this point. I am proud of every single one of them. https://t.co/dLr3tcL2WF
@EdgarWoodAc - January 27
Set up is underway for the performance of 'Shut up I'm Dreaming' created and performed by in conjunction with We are so grateful to have such a meaningful show come to perform for Year 8! Thanks to and all creative teams involved! https://t.co/Yh1qPRmgki
@EdgarWoodAc - January 20
Pupils have been creating Book Blankets in their library lessons this week. We have been working alongside Rochdale Open University to develop Reading for Pleasure. They have allowed teachers to delve into their pupils’ reading tastes and inspired others with their chosen books. https://t.co/vQE3r9Tde4
@EdgarWoodAc - January 10
All set for Christmas Dinner! https://t.co/VoE1giZGud
@EdgarWoodAc - December 16
Our library ambassadors have been busy writing Christmas cards to residents in one of our local care homes. Pupils shared their favourite books, festive jokes and Christmas songs. https://t.co/8KXCGPeLb8
@EdgarWoodAc - December 14
Edgar Wood Academy invites you to our inaugural Christmas Showcase! Tickets will go on sale this evening. An email will be sent out to all parents and carers, with a link to our eventbrite page, for those who wish to purchase tickets https://t.co/aiWchs49gQ
@EdgarWoodAc - November 29
To celebrate Interfaith Week pupils had interesting assemblies delivered from three different religious perspectives. They also had a scavenger hunt in the library (with a few tasty treats) and foods related to religions on the menu at lunch time! https://t.co/fI8eTzsN6O
@EdgarWoodAc - November 24
U13 Basketball Team competed in the U14 Rochdale Schools District Tournament last week. They finished the night with 1 W, 1D and 2 L. A very good set of results given the fact they are playing up an age group. Next tournament for them is on the 30/11/2022, good luck! https://t.co/Ym9O3BbnY5
@EdgarWoodAc - November 23