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Middleton Collaborative

The Middleton Collaborative of schools is a group of schools working in collaboration to support pupils and their families in the collaborative. It exists to improve educational outcomes for all young people in the area and builds on a history of successful, informal collaborative working between the schools concerned. 


Schools involved in the collaborative are: 

Alkrington Community Primary School         

Boarshaw Community Primary School 

Elmwood Community Primary School 

Hollin Community Primary School 

Middleton Parish Primary School 

Newlands School 

Parkfield Community Primary School 

St Edward’s C.E Primary School 

St Gabriel’s C.E Primary School 

St John’s C.E Thornham Primary School 

Sunnybrow Nursery School


The overarching aims of the collaborative are:

  • To provide excellent educational experiences and outcomes, so that all pupils within the Middleton Collaborative attend a school that is at least “Good” or better.
  • To provide robust support and challenge for Senior Leaders. 


The partnership aims to achieve this through: 

  • Being honest, open, transparent and professional.
  • Improving opportunities and outcomes for all pupils but in particular for vulnerable or under-achieving groups, through early identification, targeted intervention and school to school support.
  • Building a culture focused on achievement and aspiration that is ambitious for all pupils and all schools as well as the wider community.
  • Improving support, training and career opportunities for governors, leaders, teachers and support staff at all levels, through an enhanced range of networking and training opportunities.
  • Committing to a principle where all partners are willing and able to both give and receive support to/from others, for the benefit of all pupils in the collaborative.
  • Building an outward looking culture that anticipates change and builds capacity to support schools effectively in a fast changing educational environment.
  • Creating opportunities to work together and to operate in a more cohesive way- by running joint projects; implementing buddy working across year groups; maintaining/ strengthening triad working groups.


We are currently working together on the Schools Partnership Programme. For more information about this follow the link below-

We are also designing our own logo with a ethos statement linked to it- look out for our website which will be launched in the Autumn term.
We hope you are all enjoying the holidays in the beautiful sunshine- don't forget to take a photograph of an amazing thing in God's wonderful world. Wherever you visit- near or far look at God's fabulous creations, take a photograph and email it into school or print it out so we can create a beautiful display!