Welcome to Rochdale Pioneers Trust

The Rochdale Pioneers Trust is a partnership between all secondary schools, post-16 providers, post-11 special and alternative provision as well as Rochdale Local Authority.

We, the Pioneers Trust, commit to Raising Rochdale, our joint mission leading change to constantly improve our systems and practice, ensuring that every individual and institution can thrive, both now and in the future.

This means that we commit to the cooperation of all members within a culture of professional trust and respect, sharing expertise, data and resource, to ensure equity and excellence across our key practices


The Trust began its work in September 2012 and its main purpose is to be a self-improving education system able to rigorously self-evaluate, and collectively support and challenge each other through a school-to-school improvement model involving other partners and the Local Authority.