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We are The Dean Trust. We comprise of 12 schools and academies in both the primary and secondary sectors across Manchester, Trafford, Wigan and Knowsley.

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Mr Tarun Kapur CBE, Chief Executive


The Dean Trust’s vision is to provide good schools for all of the communities that they serve. This is what parents, quite rightly, expect. Our governors, staff and pupils feel part of a wider school family and community that has a common purpose. We always place children at the heart of our planning and have developed a culture of excellence across the organisation and provide fantastic opportunities to develop pupils of all ages. As important, is the aim to make every member of the school community employable in the future through a variety of routes including university, training or apprenticeships.

All of our work is founded on a traditional, ‘no nonsense’ approach towards education, with respect at the heart of our work. At The Dean Trust pupils and students enjoy coming to school, as they are positively challenged and feel like they are contributing to society. As such, they have good attendance and ever improving progress and attainment. To achieve this we strive to employ the best possible staff who also believe that every pupil can do their best given a chance and encouragement. As a Trust, we are not insular and look to the best in industry and commerce to learn from and support our journey. Our key partners and sponsors significantly add value to our work.


Our Newsletters keep you up to date with everything going on at the school, with future events and opportunities for the students to be involved in. Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Diary Dates

Forthcoming diary and school dates for parents, pupils and visitors to our schools - please see individual sites.

The Dean Trust Prospectus

An introduction to The Dean Trust, a group of high performing schools.

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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Trustees understand their roles well. They maintain a close oversight of leaders’ work to improve the school.

Ofsted, Dean Trust Wigan 2021

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