The Dunham Trust

Our school is part of The Dunham Trust. There are currently five schools in The Trust, all within the Trafford region.

The Trust provides a successful platform for staff networking, professional development and collaboration across its schools. The central Trust team includes two National Leaders of Education who are highly experienced and able to provide strong leadership and support to all schools in their care.

The Trust has an emphasis in the creative arts and currently employs an Artist in Residence who works across all schools. This role provides additional opportunities for children to participate in cross-curricular, joint creative projects alongside other schools and also creative workshops based off-site.

Sport is a key feature in many of The Trust’s activities and employ a specialist PE and Sport teacher who works across the schools.

The Dunham Trust recognises the importance of the development of pupil self-esteem and aim to support this by offering a broad range of out-of-classroom, memorable, experiences.

Our mission statement:

Together we will
Challenge the ordinary
Promote individuality
Be advocates for change

Schools in The Dunham Trust

There are five schools in The Dunham Trust:

  • Acre Hall Primary School
  • Barton Clough Primary School
  • Elmridge Primary School
  • Lime Tree Primary School
  • The Orchards

We believe that we are able to help our schools and their young people to aspire to, and achieve, success. We are committed to ensuring that every child and young person has a pathway to succeed and that:

  • gives the best possible start in life
  • equips them with creativity, spirit and confidence
  • enables individuals to appreciate life and equip for further learning
  • supports the child in becoming a responsible citizen
  • ensures continued success in his/her future and contributes to the local community

Trustees

The Trust has a highly-experienced and supportive Board of Directors who have a wealth of expertise in industry and education. Their role is to ensure that The Dunham Trust will be the best it can be, for the schools and young people within its care.

The Directors ensure that The Trust is committed to:

– High quality school improvement activity
– Cross-trust networking opportunities
– Research and development

Find out more about The Dunham Trust