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Our Alliance Schools

Our schools and the needs of our pupils are diverse, but we are united by a common theme:

  • A belief that we can make a difference.
  • If you believe that you can make a difference then join us to be the change.

Select a school below to view more information:


Visit Moorside Primary School

Moorside Primary School

We are a primary school in Swinton, which moved into a state-of-the art building in September 2013. We are situated on a campus which we share with Moorside High School and The Deans Youth Centre. As such we have some fantastic facilities available to us which help to encourage, embed and promote the learning and development of all of our pupils.

In everything we do, we set high expectations for all pupils under our care and guidance. As a result, we ensure all pupils develop a love for learning – in the classroom; at our after-school clubs; on educational trips and on our many residentials.

Our pupils are incredibly precious to us and we understand how important it is that they develop as happy, well-rounded individuals. We enjoy working alongside our parents to enable their children to thrive here as they become successful and engaged young people. Every member of ‘Team Moorside’ is proudly committed to our aim ….. To ensure every child flourishes.

Moorside Community Primary School received a judgement of Good, with Outstanding features, placing it as one of only three schools in Salford with a current leadership team judged as Outstanding.

The quality of care, guidance and support that pupils receive at Moorside is something to be rivalled, with our pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare also judged as Outstanding.

The progress that our children make is something that we are extremely proud of, our progress score for our 2016 results place the school within the top 4% of schools nationally. Moorside was also rated as one of the top 3 schools in Salford, top school within the Swinton / Worsley area and within the top 200 schools nationally in the 2017 Good Schools Guide.

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Alder Brook

Alder Brook

Alder Brook is a 21st century school that values every individual and strives to develop the whole child. Alder Brook provides a safe, nurturing environment for pupils with social and emotional needs whilst ensuring academic progress.

We aim to provide a creative and exciting, inclusive curriculum that all our children enjoy, building their self-confidence and ultimately provide every child with the necessary tools to become successful in the future.”

We have a unique position within the community as a small primary provision. We provide places for pupils who are dual-registered with their mainstream school who attend Alder Brook full-time for a short-term placement to prevent permanent exclusion or attend full-time following permanent exclusion from their mainstream school. We work with children, parents / careers, schools and many professionals to support in the development of the whole child.

Pupils benefit from working in small classes with some 1:1 support and they make excellent academic progress through a creative and inclusive curriculum. We are proud to provide pupils with a safe and nurturing environment and we aim to build pupils self-esteem. We support their social and emotional needs whilst encouraging positive behaviour patterns and equip them with the tools to become successful in the future.

The Primary Inclusion Team, run from Alder Brook (also LewisStreet) providing SEMH outreach, support and training to all Salford primary schools, from September will be the authority leads on TeamTeach and the strategic lead on year 6 to year 7 transitions.

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St Andrew’s CE Primary School

St Andrew’s CE Primary School

Our school is a Christian school which welcomes children of all faiths from families who share our belief in a nurturing and supportive education. We are committed to:

  • Building a caring and conscientious school community where children, families and staff feel valued and respected;
  • Equipping all children with the skills for life which will enable them to grow into confident and successful adults, ready to make a positive contribution to life in a multi-cultural society;
  • Ensuring all children are happy, healthy, safe and secure;
  • Encouraging families and the local community to work in partnership with the school to achieve success;
  • Providing all children with the lasting benefits of new experiences in order to broaden their horizons and teach them how to face challenges;
  • Helping all children to develop values and beliefs whilst appreciating and richness and diversity of a multi-cultural society;
  • Celebrating every success

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The Deans Primary School

The Deans Primary School

We are proud of the wonderful academic achievements of our pupils, but this is not what defines the children at our school. We measure our success by the smiles that we see around school as well as by the excellent academic results the children achieve. It is this balance that makes The Deans such a special place. This year we are delighted to have received recognition of the values that we live and breathe as we have become a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion.

We understand that a quality education is so much more than an end of key stage assessment, it is about equipping children to go on to their next stage of education as healthy, confident and respectful individuals, who can achieve their best in all areas both individually and as part of a team.

We believe that through close partnership with parents, the hard work of the staff and the enthusiasm of the children, that this is the education afforded to all at The Deans Primary School.

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River View Primary School

River View Primary School

River View Primary School opened in September 2011 for children aged 3 to 11. Our school has been designed to promote a positive learning environment for all. The use of new technologies and outdoor learning spaces are central to our vision for effective 21st Century teaching and learning. We are also committed to working in partnership with other groups to provide a range of services to suit the needs of our extended community. This website has been designed with the whole community in mind to provide information about our school, the community and the services we offer.

Delivering Lifelong Learning
We live in the 21st Century. Preparing children for their lifelong learning journey is central to teaching and learning and we aim to support our learners through a creative, flexible and innovative curriculum which encourages both collaborative working and independent thinkers. The use of  technology is central to our working to prepare children for the world in which we live.

Achieving Highest Standards
River View Primary School is committed to achieving the highest standards. Expectations for children’s success are high and this extends to children’s behaviour, attendance, attitudes and support they receive from both home and school. We ensure, through the curriculum, that children receive the highest level of teaching and that they are motivated to learn. We are an inclusive school that is committed to ensuring success, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or physical ability.

Engaging the Whole Community
River View supports the work of community groups and understands the way that they can provide extra support for the life of the school and the community it serves. We actively encourage partnership working that allows children and their families to learn together. River View is at the heart of the local community and we are committed to sustaining partnerships within the local community.

Bridging the Gaps
At River View Primary School all staff work hard to ensure that the children in their care achieve their full potential and access all areas of the curriculum to be successful learners. Staff are aware of the needs of the children and provide additional support and intervention activities to ensure children make expected progress. When children find something difficult, staff plan and deliver activities that will help them to understand and move their learning forward.

Our Building
The designers and builders of River View Primary School worked hard to make sure that the school is as environmentally friendly as possible and that it caters for the whole community. For an overview of how the designers and the construction company worked to ensure that River View's carbon footprint is as small as possible and that River View Primary School and the local community has a sustainable future please see the link on the left-hand side of the page.

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St Philip’s CE Primary School

St Philip’s CE Primary School

At St Philip’s Church of England Primary School we aim to be distinctive in our Christian character by living out our school values daily.

Collective Worship is a key part of our school day, setting the tone for the behaviour and ethos of our school family. We have strong links with our local Vicar, Rector Gareth Robinson, and St Philip's Church which we use regularly for collective worship to mark key dates in the Christian calendar.

St Philip's has 12 core Christian Values.
They are; Friendship, Honesty, Love, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Compassion, Hope, Trust, Faith, Fellowship, Peace and Justice.

At St Philip’s, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and help to guide us both morally and spiritually.

Through daily acts of worship and reflection we explore the meaning of these core values and consider how we can use them to help us in our daily lives.

Whilst these gifts are inclusive of human values, we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories and readings.

St Philip’s Sparkle Group
As a multi-faith, multi-cultural school we have a variety of religions and we all share in the same values. We are determined to uphold these values in our school; regardless of what religion we may follow.

The sparkle group is made up of 6 children from KS2 (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) and meets each week with Mrs Davies and Mrs Brandreth to help further develop the ethos of our school.

The aim of the ‘Sparkle’ group is;

  • To promote and uphold the Christian distinctiveness of our school.
  • To evaluate and help further develop the ethos of our school by talking to children, teachers and completing learning walks.
  • To help embed the Christian values across school.
  • To develop and maintain links with other Christian schools.
  • To plan and evaluate collective worship.

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Ravensfield Primary School

Ravensfield Primary School

Our Ethos and Values

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an outstanding standard of teaching and education within a stimulating and caring environment
  • To promote a high standard in literacy and numeracy
  • To develop learning skills and encourage every pupil to achieve his or her potential
  • To encourage the physical, moral, cultural and spiritual development of every pupil regardless of children’s social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic background
  • To instil enthusiasm, self-confidence and respect for others
  • To maintain an appropriate balance between academic, non-academic and extra-curricular activities
  • To maintain effective partnerships with families, governors and the community

The ethos and values of the school underpin the pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development through the curriculum and other activities.

In a large school such as ours, all children are encouraged to feel part of the caring ‘family’ of the school. From the very youngest to those on the threshold of secondary school, they are encouraged to care about one another and about their school environment, and to value each other as individuals.

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Brentnall Community Primary School

Brentnall Community Primary School

Successful education is all about working together and we welcome parental and community involvement in every aspect of what we do. There is always a welcome at school for every parent to share in all aspects of your child’s development.

At Brentnall we value every child and encourage them all to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to achieve his/her full potential in every aspect of their school life. We aim for all of the children to leave Brentnall as life- long learners who have academic skills and emotional resilience to take on any challenge that 21st Century life offers them. Your school days are meant to be the best days of your life and we strive to make this a reality for the children who come to our school.

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St Luke’s C of E Primary School

St Luke’s C of E Primary School

Our mission statement is based on the values of empathy and respect for all, diversity, integrity, faith and being proud of who you are.

'Nurturing the individual as part of a caring and sharing community'

School Values

  • Our school is a place of friendship where we have lots in common as well as all sorts of interesting differences.
  • In our school we can trust each other because we all try to treat one another the way we would like to be treated.
  • Values do not stand alone- they are a golden thread throughout the school.
  • We have 5 school values - FAITH, WISDOM, ASPIRATION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSION.
  • We are a Christian school in which all faiths are welcome.

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Light Oaks Junior School

Light Oaks Junior School

Light Oaks Junior School is a larger than average junior school, with three classes in each year group. We specialise in educating children from 7-11 years old and work closely with the Infant School with whom we share the site.

We hold the Healthy Schools Award, the Eco-Schools Silver Award, Sainsbury's Silver School Games Mark, The Fair Trade Achiever Award. We are also a Heart Safe School and were named HeartStart Educational Establishment of the Year 2014 for our work providing all pupils and staff first aid and CPR training.

We believe in learning through enjoyment and fun, but we also instill in our children the values of persistence, resilience, respect and self-belief. We put the wellbeing of every member of our school community at the heart of all we do and have developed a number of systems in school that directly impact on children's wellbeing such as our outdoor therapeutic play area, the Th.Inc Room and our Wild Crew and Wild Tribe Woods adventures! 

To support this ethos we employ a valued team of hard working, committed staff who always put the needs of the individual child at the forefront of everything they do. We strive constantly to develop the individual strengths and talents of every child, supporting any needs that a child may have with structured and personalized support. We encourage children to have high aspirations and dreams for the future, fostering their progress and supporting them to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.  We put wellbeing at the heart of all we do, and dedicate an hour a week to ensure pupils become well-rounded, happy indivuals and ready for the next stage of their education.  High schools comment on the maturity of our children when they arrive in Year 7, and how well they cope with the transition to their new school.

Visitors to the school always comment on the calm and purposeful working environment, our friendly and polite pupils, and the positive atmosphere we strive to develop. More than that, though, they feel the 'buzz' we all - both pupils and staff - have for learning.

Our mission is to develop confident, happy children who are passionate about learning and are ready for the next step on their journey through life; we recognize how special each child is and see the potential which they all have to make a difference to our world.

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