Welcome to our Melrose Learning Trust website. We hope this website helps you understand more about our vision and the principles behind the partnerships we have. As a Trust, we are committed to providing all our pupils with opportunities to allow them to achieve highly, be confident and engage in a wide range of enrichment experiences.

Hopefully, our website will allow you to learn more about what our trust is achieving through collaboration across all of our schools and what our trust could offer your school whether you are already part of an academy trust or not.

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Our Trust

We are a growing trust of Church of England and non-Church of England schools in the Northeast. Our central offices are located in Durham; however, our 9 schools cover a wide geographical area across Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool and County Durham.

Our Trust vision is 'growing together in life in all its fullness', and this drives the work we do to allow our schools, pupils and staff to flourish through the opportunities we provide. We are committed to providing children with high achievement, confidence and enrichment, which is developed through excellent teaching, stimulating curriculums and strong moral values.

What we can offer

For schools joining our Trust, we have a comprehensive offer of services including support for: Leadership (including governance); School Effectiveness and Curriculum; Finance; HR; Mental Health and Wellbeing; and Sport and Wider Curriculum.

We are also able to offer support to schools external to our Trust, including CPD and governance support. To find out more about our offer, please download our brochure below or get in touch.

CPD Programme

We have developed a high-quality annual Trust CPD programme, which draws on the expertise within our trust as well as renowned local and national experts in their fields. Our training offer covers a wide range of areas including curriculum, mental health and wellbeing, health and safety, finance and governance.

For schools within the trust, our training programme is included as part of our offer but, subject to availability, our CPD programme can accessed by schools external to the trust. Please view our training programme brochure below or contact us to find out more.

Melrose Learning Trust

CEO: Mr. Roger Ward

Alexandra House, Whitfield Court,
St John’s Road,
Durham DH7 8XL

Tel: 0191 380 5050
E-mail: rward@melroselearningtrust.org.uk


Esh C.E Primary School

Head Teacher: Mr. Andrew Park

Esh Church of England Primary School,
Esh Village,
Durham DH7 9QR

Tel: 0191 373 1324
E-mail: eshce@durhamlearning.net

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Wynyard CE Primary School

Head Teacher: Mrs. Sarah Wassell

Wynyard Church of England Primary School,
Redwood Drive,
TS22 5UB

Tel: 01740 555 005

E-mail: admin@wynyardprimary.org.uk

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Abbey Infant and Junior Schools

Head Teacher:  Mr. Jonathan Briggs

Federation of Abbey Schools
Cleveland Terrace

Tel: 01325 380748
E-mail: admin@abbeyfed.darlington.sch.uk

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St. Mary’s Cockerton CE Primary School

Head Teacher: Mrs. Wendy Aitken

St. Mary’s Cockerton Church of England Primary School,
Newton Lane,

Tel: 01325 380758
E-mail: admin@cockerton.darlington.sch.uk

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High Coniscliffe CE Primary School

Head Teacher: Mrs. Kaye Boyce

High Coniscliffe CE Primary School,
Ulnaby Lane High Coniscliffe,

Tel: 01325 374412

E-mail: admin@highconiscliffe.darlington.sch.uk

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Greatham CE Primary School

Head Teacher: Mrs. Nicola Dunn

Greatham CE Primary School,
Egerton Terrace, Greatham,
TS25 2EU

Tel: 01429 870254

E-mail: office@greathamceprimary.org.uk

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Easington C of E Primary School

Head Teacher: Mr. John Appleby

Easington CofE Primary School,
Hall Walk,
County Durham,

Tel: 0191 527 0259

E-mail: easingtonce@durhamlearning.net

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Prior’s Mill CE Primary School

Head Teacher: Mr. Richard Linsley

Priors Mill CE Primary School,
Clifton Avenue,
TS22 5BX

Tel: 01642 650426
E-mail: office@priorsmill.org.uk

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As a growing trust, we would be open to a discussion with any school or schools interested in joining Melrose Learning Trust.

We believe we have a great deal to offer schools who would like to share in a successful, supportive and collaborative educational organisation.