Co-op Academies Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Co-op Academies Trust
Captivating minds through co-operation
Through a great education we are changing the lives of young people across the north of England. Built on the same principles as all co-operatives across the world, we work with academies to empower teachers and young people to work together for a better education and a better community.
We have consistently been one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the Government’s Multi-Academy Trust League Table and we have also been recognised by the Sutton Trust Charity as one top performing multi-academy trusts for disadvantaged students.
What makes our Trust unique is that we are sponsored by the Co-op Group. That close relationship means that we benefit from all of the business expertise that has seen the Co-op grow to one of the most respected, successful businesses in the country.
Education was one of the Co-op’s founding principles. The Rochdale pioneers as they became known were also committed to developing educational opportunities. From 1850 to 1855 a school for young people was established and more advanced classes were offered to adults and workers in Rochdale.
The development of education in co-operatives has continued ever since and it was in 2010 that the Co-op first got involved in the government’s flagship academies programme.
Since then, the Co-op Academies have grown and the relationship with the Co-op has got ever closer. In 2018 it was announced that the Co-op would ‘turbo charge’ its academies programme by investing £3.6m into the growth of the Trust.
To find out more about how our Trust is changing the lives of young people in the North West, please visit our website- www.coopacademies.co.uk.