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South Manchester Learning Trust

Positively changing lives through personal growth & academic excellence 
Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence

Welcome to South Manchester Learning Trust

Ms Kim Earle
CEO, South Manchester Learning Trust

Our History

Altrincham College was established as a single academy trust in 2012 before quickly expanding to include Reddish Vale High School.

From January 2024, our Trust is moving into the next phase of its journey with a newly established CEO, a renewed vision, set of values and plans for growth in our locality.

Our Vision

At the heart of the Trust’s vision is a belief that students deserve the best educational experience with aspirational curriculum provision and enrichment opportunities.  We strive for personal and academic achievement within a safe, inclusive and enriched learning environment: opening minds, opening doors to learning opportunities and opening up pathways to successful futures.

The Trust acknowledges that each school has its own unique culture, identity and traditions which must continue to be embraced and celebrated.  However, our team of Trust schools are committed to working together to drive school improvement and secure the best possible outcomes for all our students.

Our Values

We believe that the Trust’s values should be clearly evident across all schools, demonstrated by students and staff alike: 

  • Ambition: we instil a lifelong love of learning and nurture skills and talents.
  • Inclusion: we welcome and respect people from all backgrounds, valuing and celebrating diversity.
  • Aspiration: we want people to be the best that they can be, and for everyone to achieve their potential.
  • Community: we develop local and global citizens of the future, always committed to working in partnership.
  • Belief: we encourage everyone to believe in themselves and their future, providing opportunities to excel.

Our Aims

Our aim is to ensure that all schools within the Trust aspire to be ‘outstanding’ and, with our support, hold a minimum of a ‘good provider’ rating from Ofsted. ‚Äč

Our Future

We have an appetite for continuous improvement and development, with an overall ambition of expanding the Trust to develop a local partnership of schools, covering both primary and secondary phases.  This will enable us to foster true partnership and collaborative work that both supports and challenges member schools. 

Our Governance

We have three members who hold the board of trustees to account for the performance of the trust.  In addition to the trust board, each member school has its own local governing body.

Kim Earle

CEO, South Manchester Learning Trust




Member Schools:

Altrincham College 

Reddish Vale High School