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Piramidd (Middleton Collaborative)


Purpose and definition of the PiraMidd Partnership

The PiraMidd Partnership of schools is a group of schools working in collaboration to support pupils and their families in Middleton. 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 currently involved in the partnership are:

Alkrington Community Primary School

Boarshaw Community Primary School

Edgar Wood

Elmwood Community Primary School

Hollin Community Primary School

Middleton Parish CE Primary School

Little Heaton CE Primary School

Newlands Special School

Parkfield Primary School

St. Anne's CE School

St Gabriel’s CE Primary

St. John's CE Primary School, Thornham

Sunnybrow Nursery School




The overarching aims of the PiraMidd Partnership are to:

  • provide excellent educational experiences and outcomes so that all pupils within the Partnership attend a school that is at least “Good” or better, provide robust support and challenge for all leaders, to transform the future of Middleton children and their families, to continue to learn how still further to engage our families and strengthen the bonds within the community around us.
  • create a climate of excellence through outstanding leadership, engaging teaching and high quality learning
  • take collective responsibility for the learning of everyone in our partnership.


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.
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