Our Schools

Our efforts are focused on improving the life chances and choices of our students and their families.

We support schools with relieving the burden of some administrative, governance, marketing and finance matters in order to free up schools’ time and resources to concentrate on what they do best: getting results for their students.

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC

Ofsted Rating: Good

Principal, Mr Ian Parry

The first school in the UK specialising in science and health care for 14 to 19 year olds.

Led by Ian Parry and his senior team, the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC opened its’ doors to students in September 2013.

It provides outstanding academic and vocational education by working closely with local employers to create the next generation of scientists, healthcare practitioners, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Students have access to world class resources and facilities, and a curriculum developed in conjunction with business partners and delivered by experts both in and out of the classroom.

Life Sciences UTC is the only state school in the country to employ University Professors and PhD students as part of the teaching faculty.

Partners include University of Liverpool, Siemens, Novartis, Unilever, Pro Lab Diagnostics, 2Bio and Liverpool Community Health to name but a few.

The Studio

Ofsted Rating: Good

Principal, Mrs Jill Davies

A ground-breaking school for 14-19 years olds specialising in digital media, coding, gaming and creative technology.

The world is changing faster than the education system can respond and The Studio seeks to close the gap between what young people need to succeed in life, and the skills and knowledge that the current education system provides.

The Studio, like all other Studio Schools use new approaches to learning, involving enterprise projects and time spent in real work situations. Students are creators, rather than consumers of technology and this empowers them to generate opportunities for themselves within this emerging sector.

Lead by Jill Davies and her senior team, The Studio educates young people for success in a digital world and in particular, for employment, entrepreneurship or further study in the digital media sector.

This school is a one of a kind that educates employable, motivated and tech savvy young people who will feel comfortable in the digital world.

North Liverpool Academy

Ofsted Rating: Good

Executive Principal, Mr Patrick Ottley-O’Connor

A true community school, focused on creating a centre of learning excellence. It’s ethos and core values are built around a culture of enjoyment and achievement.

Led by Patrick Ottley-O’Connor and his senior team, the North Liverpool Academy opened its’ doors in 2006 following the merger of two under achieving schools.

North Liverpool Academy lies at the heart of its local community. It prepares our young people for the exciting challenges and opportunities ahead. It’s curriculum inspires a lifelong passion for learning and equips students with the confidence and skills to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities on their doorstep and further afield.

Wigan UTC

Ofsted Rating: Good

Head of College, Mrs Elaine Delahunt

Wigan UTC opened in September 2013 with a specialist focus on advanced manufacturing and engineering. It joined the Northern Schools Trust in February 2017.

With unique facilities including a Vertical Farm, a production and manufacturing centre and a range of engineering equipment, plus new investment in a state of the art healthcare facility it is able to offer an unrivalled blend of academic, technical and skills education to ensure students are well prepared for their future destinations.

Partners include University of Central Lancashire, Milliken, Siemens, Stegta, Martin Ainscough Holdings Lts, Murr Elektronik, Endress and Hauser, Cargill plus many more to be announced shortly.