Calderdale academy looks to enhance education with college link up

GCSE ruslts at Trinity Academy.
GCSE ruslts at Trinity Academy.

A Calderdale school academy is setting out a new vision for improved education by entering into a new partnership with a Lancashire college.

The Trinity Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and Rochdale Sixth Form College (RSFC) have announced that the two organisations have entered into an official strategic partnership agreement, with the aim of enhancing education across all providers within the two organisations and beyond.

The two institutions have held a long-standing collaborative relationship, which has grown in response to rapid developments across the two institutions.

The formalisation of the partnership and development of a strategic vision marks an exciting stage in the development of both organisations, and the partnership includes leadership support, collaborative working and translation of proven successful strategies across both organisations.

Michael Gosling, CEO of the Trinity MAT said: “Trinity Academy is a model for all schools joining our growing MAT, and seeks to be outstanding within outstanding. The vision of our MAT is to replicate this success for the benefit of young people across all institutions within the trust, and as part of this we work collaboratively to ensure that we can constantly develop and enhance the education provider.

“Rochdale Sixth Form College is a like-minded organisation, and the formalisation of this partnership marks the next step in more children and young people having access to a world-class education and opportunities.”

Trinity Academy was confirmed as being in the top four per cent of schools nationally for its value added score at A-level in the Government’s school league tables.

For the fourth year running, RSFC was named as the highest performing dedicated 6th Form College in the UK.

Julian Appleyard OBE, Principal of Rochdale Sixth Form College, said: “Collaborative working is key to ensuring a better education for all. We have seen powerful improvements for RSFC’s students as a result of our relationship with the Trinity MAT, and have been pleased to experience how some of our strategies for success have made a difference in areas such as Trinity Academy’s Sixth Form.”