Mossley and Carrbrook Schools' Partnership

The partnership between Mossley Hollins High School, Milton St John's, Micklehurst All Saints, St George’s, St Joseph's, Livingstone and Buckton Vale Primary Schools was established in January 2012 and is presently flourishing.

The aim of the partnership was to join up educational thinking and working across the primary and secondary sectors to make learning, progress and attainment from 3-16 as seamless as possible within the communities, for both families and schools.

The schools in the partnership and representatives from their governing bodies collaborate on:

  • Achievement
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Behaviour & Safety
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Enrichment
  • Extra Curricular Provision
  • Leadership and Management


The MCSP allows our pupils to:

  • Participate in inter-school sports competitions
  • Participate in inter-school times tables and spelling competitions
  • Have a broader curriculum and wider experiences such as a themed Spanish day, higher order thinking maths lessons, technology days and science sessions in laboratories.
  • Learn to play a brass instrument
  • Have professionally taught choral tuition
  • Have MFL teaching from a subject specialist from Y3-6
  • Enjoy weekly PE lessons taught by a skilled coach


The MCSP allows our staff to:

  • Work together to agree assessments
  • Share ideas for a better transition between primary and secondary
  • Share good ideas and teaching strategies and develop classroom practice as a result
  • Share ideas for further school improvement
  • Access joint training and development opportunities
  • Have a joint approach to attendance and punctuality


The focus of the first two years was to ensure that the community was only served by good or better schools.  This was achieved.  The focus now is to continue to support and challenge each other to ensure that educational provision continues to improve across all phases. 

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