The Laurus Trust
Stockport, United Kingdom
About The Laurus Trust
The Laurus Trust is a rapidly growing Multi-Academy Trust with Cheadle Hulme High School, the founder school, at its centre.
In the 2017 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 3% of schools nationally and also ranked as the 18th non-denominational comprehensive school nationwide in the annual Times Parent Power Survey. Early indications suggest that this standing will be further replicated this year following another set of outstanding GSCE and A-level results. This year CHHS is ranked in the top ten most sought after schools in Greater Manchester. 67% of students achieved the gold standard of 9-5 in English and mathematics. In 2017 the progress of our disadvantaged students was Progress 8 0.23, the national for this cohort is -0.41 and for other students it is 0.11. Our disadvantaged students make more progress than their non-disadvantaged peers nationally. Furthermore our disadvantaged students achieved 50% higher than their peers nationally in the gold standard of 9-5 in English and mathematics.
In 2018 the A-level results at CHHS were 50% A*/A, 77% of grades A*-B. Two thirds of our cohort went on to Russell Group universities, with three quarters going to the Sutton Top 30.
Gorsey Bank Primary School (GBPS) joined the Laurus Trust on October 1st 2016. GBPS is a high performing two form entry primary school. It is always oversubscribed with a reputation for hard work and success. Attainment at Gorsey is consistently strong: for the early years, phonics, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The headline attainment at GBPS are all significantly above national throughout the early years, key stage one and key stage two.
The Trust also has three new free schools which opened in 2018: Cheadle Hulme Primary School (CHPS - Stockport), Laurus Cheadle Hulme (LCH - Stockport), an 11-16 High School, and Laurus Ryecroft (LR - Tameside), an 11-18 High School. All of these schools were oversubscribed for their first cohort in 2018. In addition, we have an 11-18 High School in Didsbury, Manchester opening in September 2019. We have also been approved to open an 80 place Alternative Provision School in Stockport – the Laurus AP.
We also offer school centred initial teacher training through the Altius Alliance which has also been judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017.
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I feel that hard work is recognised, valued and appreciated by the Laurus Trust and opportunities to further develop professionally are promoted and encouraged. These opportunities echo the ethos of facilitating the improvement of all, so not only the students are exceeding what they thought they could achieve but so are the staff.- Hannah Thomson Subject Leader Science, Cheadle Hulme High School