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We are a group of primary academies passionate about giving every child and adult in our schools the very best opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.  Every person in our trust is a learner and we are all ambitious for ourselves and for one another.

At the heart of our vision is a shared curriculum and approach to teaching and learning across our schools. The International Primary Curriculum and its eight learning goals are deeply embedded across all of our academies – providing both rigour and internationally recognised standards for all pupils. The goals, which are shared by everyone in our schools, are:

  • Co-operation
  • Adaptability
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Enquiry
  • Respect
  • Morality

As a trust, we are deeply committed to improving outcomes for all children and supporting schools with a history of underperformance to become both inspirational and safe places in which to learn. We do this by investing in and developing exceptional teachers, leaders and support staff; building strong relationships with parents and our local communities; providing inspirational learning environments; and demonstrating high expectations for every school and every child across the trust.

Simon Bramwell

About Us

Building a better future together....

based on Christian Values
...based on Christian Values

Here at SS Simon and Jude we encourage children to understand Christian values such as forgiveness, trust, faith, compassion and love. We promote Christian values through the celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and through prayer and reflection. Through reflection and prayer we also work to take each child on their own faith journey.

by nurturing each child?s faith journey nurturing each child’s faith journey

Here at SS Simon and Jude we want all our children to grow in their own faith. For our younger children, linking the major festivals gives a structure within which to deepen their knowledge of their own faith story.

...through enabling ?Life Long? Learning
...through enabling “Life Long” Learning

Here at SS Simon and Jude we promote lifelong learning through the progression of  key skills, such as reading and writing but also through developing life experiences such as going to the Post Office. promoting high standards promoting high standards

Here at SS Simon and Jude’s we promote the very highest academic standards, moving from concrete operations, to the abstract ensuring mental agility based on sound practice. All our children learn their times tables in our Assertive Mentoring Programme and old fashioned life skills for a modern child.

...through nurturing enquiring minds
...through nurturing enquiring minds

Here at SS Simon and Jude’s we encourage all our children to get a love of learning that takes them beyond the classroom into the wider world. Children are able to investigate and find answers to the questions they have generated. Developing an inquiring mind is a key skill in the promotion of deep learning as well as leading you down new unexplored paths..... valuing ourselves and others valuing ourselves and others

Here at SS Simon and Jude’s children are encouraged to go on a path of self-discovery. Children learn how to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, as well as how to treat and respect others. striving to succeed striving to succeed

Here at SS Simon and Jude’s we work together to overcome any obstacles, however challenging, to achieve our goals. We try and try again, building resilience which helps us deal with any disappointments on our journey to success.

...through the celebration of diversity
...through the celebration of diversity

Here at SS Simon and Jude’s we believe that our differences make us stronger. Learning from each other, our traditions and our shared history.

Our Schools

Building a better future together....


Our Schools:

SS Simon and Jude CE Primary School

Knowsley Lane Primary School

St James CE Primary School

St Augustine's CE Primary School

Gorton Primary School

St Barnabas CE Primary Academy

Willow Tree Primary School




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