In September 2013, The Grange School became part of the Aylesbury Learning Partnership of Schools (ALPS) in forming a Co-operative Trust. We have two partner schools within the Trust: Turnfurlong Infant School; and Turnfurlong Junior School, as well as Buckinghanmshire County Council and the Co-operative College as founding members.
Foundation Trust Schools have the opportunity to be supported by a Charitable Trust, whilst still being part of the Local Authority family of schools. The Co-operative Trust strengthens our drive for continuous improvement, in particular through engaging more closely with the local community.
Our three schools are committed to working together in partnership with each other and with our students, parents, and the wider community we seek to serve. We believe that being a Co-operative Trust helps us to develop further our community to make our schools even better.
The Trust supports the work of the schools within the partnership and is based upon strong, co-operative principles. These principles underpin the work of the Trust which we believe strengthens the work of our schools even further.
The trust has the following shared vision and values:
Taking Education to New Heights
- Achieving aspirational aims
- Learning together to enhance our community
- Providing positive futures for our children and families
- Securing success through co-operation
As a Co-operative Trust, our trust has adopted the values and principles of the co-operative movement. Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.