We are fortunate to work with a wide range of partner schools who give trainees the full spectrum of experience across a wide range of educational settings. We are purposely working with schools who share a common vision of education and are passionate about developing the best new teachers to support both our locality and the future of teaching on a wider scale.

Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form


We have worked very closely with Rivington School Direct, training teachers through the School Direct programme in a wide range of subjects. They offer a very experienced team with a wealth of knowledge. Rivington and Blackrod High School is traditional, forward thinking, successful and caring school.

More information is available to download here: Rivington School Direct Brochure

Birtenshaw School


Birtenshaw School is a non-maintained special school based in a bespoke, state of the art, modern building. It provides individually tailored education services for children and young people aged 3 to 19, with special educational needs and disability. This would offer trainees the opportunity to experience the full range of students’ physical and developmental needs. It is a local school and we have excellent existing links with them.

Bolton Impact Trust (formally Youth Challenge)


Bolton Impact Trust is an alternative educational provision for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students. It also has a small Key Stage 2 provision providing 2 days support for students at risk of permanent exclusion. BIT will give trainees the opportunity to enrich their behaviour management skills whilst developing a greater understanding of the barriers to learning which some students face.

Canon Slade School


Our closest neighbour, Canon is an outstanding faith school and offers a different approach to teaching and learning. It is a large school with a sixth form, offering the full range of subjects.

Culcheth High School


Culcheth is approximately 14 miles from Turton School and shares our vision and ethos. School Direct is just one of the ways in which we are collaborating. Their setting is semi-rural, the school is also large with a very diverse curriculum.

Egerton Community Primary School


An oversubscribed outstanding local primary school which has excellent existing links with Turton and are keen to develop new teachers across a primary setting.

Knutsford Multi Academy Trust


With a wealth of experience, Knutsford have worked closely with us to develop our School Direct programme. Knutsford Academy share our values and have a similar setting. Partnership with Knutsford allow variety and diversity for placements.

Ladybridge High School


Ladybridge has been recognised by Ofsted for its caring ethos. Within the borough of Bolton, it is renowned for its relentless approach to teaching and learning.

Leigh St Peter's Primary School


Leigh St Peter's will offer a contrasting setting to the demographic of Egerton and St John the Evangelist. It will give trainees the opportunity to work in a great school with a dedicated and successful team.

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School


St Cuthbert’s is a medium sized faith school in St Helens which is slightly further afield than the rest of our partnership. The school will offer trainees a contrast to the Bolton setting. It is also an opportunity to share good practice across boroughs.

St John the Evangelist RC Primary School


St John the Evangelist School is one of a network of Roman Catholic Schools within the Salford Diocese. As such, they are committed to the values, customs and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.