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Why choose Dean Trust Ardwick?

We are a local school for local children.

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Ms S. Finlay, Headteacher


A warm welcome to Dean Trust Ardwick. We are part of a group of high performing schools within the Dean Trust. We opened in 2015 and we are delighted to announce that as of September 2019 we now have a full school with pupils in Years 7 to 11.

Welcome to the new school year of 2020-21. It does of course bring the challenges that all schools face in the current climate and we embrace those changes we have had to make to our school day to ensure safety for all, as opportunities for growth. We have now completed five years as a school and are extremely proud of the GCSE results that our first ever Year 11s achieved. Following several layers of scrutiny from the school and the Trust, including mocks marked by examination boards, we are delighted to gain a 0.5 progress 8 score, including several pupils gaining five or more grade 9s, including 70% grade 9s in home languages. Our school has grown tremendously in size over the last five years and we now accommodate 1300 pupils with most being first choice admissions. We are really looking forward to extra space once our building extensions are completed later on in the Autumn term. We have returned to school as passionate as ever to serve our pupils by empowering them all to find their purpose and thrive as citizens in the world. That is our reason for being here, and we aim to fulfil this by providing all pupils with a curriculum which exposes them to powerful knowledge , places them on an ambitious pathway, and develops those character traits needed to seize the opportunities that exist. Whilst the school community adapts to new ways of working, we want to provide the right culture and climate which will enable pupils to catch up on lost learning, and which will support Year 7 pupils to experience a positive transition to secondary school. We trust that working together with parents and carers we can ensure a rewarding year for Dean Trust Ardwick pupils.


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Remote Learning

Here you will find information, guidance, Google Classroom codes, and instructions for remote learning.

Year 6/7 Transition

We are a local school for local children and we are delighted to serve the Ardwick community. The five years your child will spend at this school will provide some of the most exciting and challenging times that you and your son or daughter may ever face, and we hope that together we can make the experience memorable.

What is The Dean Trust?

The Dean Trust is developing a family of schools and academies, with a collaborative learning culture, that provides the very best for our children.

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"Leaders have high expectations and are relentless in their pursuit of excellence"

Ofsted, Dean Trust Ardwick, 2018

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