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Great Heights - We aim to:

  • Develop an effective partnership of schools that share a commitment to raising standards.

  • Strengthen the partnership by valuing the uniqueness of each school and expecting all schools to contribute.

  • Foster relationships based on mutual respect with a balance of autonomy and accountability.

  • Share expertise – both best practice and best practitioners.

  • Develop all teachers and leaders through effective professional development.


This Trust vision drives both our School Improvement Strategy and our Strategy for Growth.

  • Our mantra across our partnerships embraces the themes:

  • Great teaching and learning opportunities for all in the partnership

  • Real life opportunities to develop an understanding of the wider world

  • Enthuse a love of learning and mutual respect

  • Academic development to nurture potential for all

  • Thorough accountability

Nields - Strengths and objectives

  • Appetite to join a Trust.

  • Potential to be an outstanding school. 

  • Children potential to achieve high standards.

  • We would be part of a cluster with Marsden and Colne Valley High School
    - our local High School.

  • Network across different educational phases.

  • Additional capacity for teaching and learning.

Nields - What we could bring to the partnership

  • One form entry primary school with a nursery.

  • Staff ready and willing to learn and develop their skills.

  • New leadership ready to take school to great heights.

  • Strong community and staff team.

  • Stable staff - staff feel well supported and have a good work life balance. 

  • Well being of staff reflected in the desire to stay within the school.

  • Good financial position.

  • Superb grounds.

  • Nurturing school.

  • Parents have positive views of the school.

  • Support from and links with the highly effective PTFA.

  • Challenge and support from the Governing Body.

  • Enthusiasm to grow with support from an organisation with the capacity to do so.

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