Rochdale Pioneers Trust

Cardinal Langley RC High School is a founder member of the Rochdale Pioneers Trust. This is a co-operative venture set up to ensure that all young people across Rochdale Borough have access to high quality education. Built on the ethos of the original co-operative principles and values, founding members of the Trust are all Rochdale High Schools plus Brownhill Learning Community, Redwood School, Hopwood Hall College and Rochdale Sixth Form College.

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. Further information can be found at

Want to train to be a teacher?

The Pioneers Partnership is a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training), providing both the salaried and non-salaried training routes into teaching. Our vision is that every child in Rochdale has the opportunity to attend an Outstanding School and we provide high quality and personalised training to graduates to support this. You will complete training after one year with Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Further details about the partnership and how to apply can be found at