Welcome to Yorkshire & the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust 

The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust (YHCLT) was created in September 2016 and now includes 2 secondary and 6 primary schools. Our aim, underpinned by co-operative values and an ethical approach to leadership, is to inspire our students and staff and bring rapid and sustained improvement to the communities we live and work in.

Aims of our Academy Trust:

  • To create a school community where people can thrive, talent can grow and community is promoted.

  • To ensure learners have every opportunity to succeed, developing self-reliance and a love of learning.

  • To promote a culture of the highest possible aspiration for all, ensuring good and outstanding schools continue to thrive, while schools in need of support rapidly improve

  • To ensure staff are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for all learners, understanding their own responsibilities and the need to be accountable for their impact 

  • To ensure staff are committed to working creatively together, developing their own skills and knowledge and are dedicated to being inspiring lifelong learners

  • To provide leaders who are flexible, innovative and supportive, whilst also ensuring that all systems are rigorous, robust and challenging in delivering the best possible outcomes for all learners

  • To create a co-operative community of schools where by sharing resources and working together, we deliver a sustainable model of school improvement that is challenging, supportive and effective


YHCLT strives to demonstrate the following ethical values in everything we do:

  • Openness – we believe in being open with colleagues in our schools and beyond, children and their families, sharing information and ideas to raise standards and life chances

  • Honesty – we act in a professional and respectful manner in our dealings with everyone

  • Social responsibility – we maximise our impact on the people in our communities while minimising our footprint on the world

  • Caring for Others – we treat everyone with respect, care and sensitivity, understanding that children are our absolute priority

  • Self-help and self-responsibility – we support learners, parents, carers and staff to help themselves and to take responsibility for their own actions


Visit the YHCLT website to find out more