Cooperative Trust

The Governing Bodies of the following local primary schools: Badger Hill, Belmont, Chaloner, Galley Hill, Highcliffe, Lingdale, Lockwood, Handale and Whitecliffe, (are each proposing to change their legal category from community to foundation school; and at the same time to acquire a charitable trust, to be known as the East Cleveland Learning Trust. This trust, which shall be a co-operative membership trust, will hold each consulting school’s land and assets in trust, in this case with a strong mutual element.

A Trust School is a local authority maintained school which is supported by a charitable Trust. To become a Trust school, schools must adopt their own foundation eg community schools need to change their category to become a foundation school. This Trust then appoints some of the governors to serve on the school governing body.


The consultation period has ended and we are now moving into a period of statutory notice. As a result we have produce a summary of the feedback from the public consultation, and have produce a statutory proposal for the changes we will be making.

To access the report and proposal please click to following headings: