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Dovestone Learning Partnership

‘Stronger Together For Our Pupils’

Following a great deal of consideration, the Governing Body of Delph Primary School have agreed to set up a formal partnership with our school, Diggle Primary School, and Knowsley Junior School being the founding members. In order to do this we will be changing from being a community school to a foundation school.

In addition, the following schools will also be associate partners:

Saddleworth School

Christchurch Denshaw CE (C) Primary School

St Agnes CE (VA) Primary School

Greenfield St Mary’s CE (VA) Primary School

St Thomas’ Leesfield CE (VA) Primary School

The partnership will be called Dovestone Learning Partnership and will be established as a Co-operative Trust, with all 8 schools working closely together for the benefit of all of our pupils.

Why are we doing this?

As a group of schools, we have carefully considered what is happening both nationally and locally. We are keen to protect and further enhance the strong working relationships that are already established and ensure the long term sustainability of this, for the benefit of all pupils. We believe that we would have a greater capacity to do so by working more formally in collaboration with a range of strong partners.

Our vision for the partnership is of ‘a strong family of inspiring schools that serve our local community and contribute fully to the provision of education in the area and collaborate with other partners to achieve common goals. Leading the way in education for Oldham children and young people enabling them to enjoy learning and achieve well as individuals’. 

We see many benefits for the partnership including, increased capacity for school improvement, joint ventures and shared learning, enhanced staff training and development and greater financial efficiencies.

Please see documents below for further information.


File icon: pdf Letter to parents - Dovestone Learning Partnership [pdf 445KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Information leaflet [pdf 362KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Consultation Questionnaire - Dovestone Learning Partnership [pdf 419KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Public Consultation Booklet (Booklet 1) [pdf 514KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Consultation booklet 2 [pdf 633KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx DLP consultation [pptx 516KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf DLP Determination Report [pdf 978KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Dovestone Learning Partnership Final Letter [pdf 156KB] Click to download