Welcome to the Altus Education Partnership. Our central purpose is to help all our students across all our schools and colleges to realise their academic potential. We believe every young person can succeed and we devote ourselves to improving student achievement through high-quality teaching and student support. 

Through a culture of mutual respect, positive behavior and high standards, we aim to inspire and engage all pupils, regardless of prior attainment or social background. Through a thriving family of Altus schools and colleges, we are committed to not only building student aspirations and futures, but also to regenerating communities.

The Altus Education Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) and was established in April 2017 by the governing body of Rochdale Sixth Form College, an outstanding A level provider established in 2010. The college was awarded outstanding status by Ofsted in 2013 and again in 2022 and has developed a national reputation for excellence, having been used in Ofsted case studies for sharing best practice.

The development of the Trust stemmed from a commitment to raising aspirations and improving the life chances of young people throughout the borough of Rochdale. In 2019 the Trust was successful in its application to open a new free school, the Edgar Wood Academy, which will serve the local community in Middleton and Heywood. In 2022 Kingsway Park High School joined the Trust Kingsway Park High School, rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school is a friendly, inspirational, and high-performing school with outstanding facilities for learning, as well as being an organisation that brings significant benefit to the wider community.

In 2023 the Trust welcomed it's first primary school, Bamford Academy. At Bamford Academy students flourish by being part of a positive, happy, caring and safe community which sees challenge as a doorway to discovery, persistence as an opportunity for growth and success  as going confidently in the direction of dreams. 

We are committed to supporting all children in their academies to progress to a successful career, life and employment path of their choice.