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Welcome message from our CEO

Welcome to Elms Bank website. Oak Learning Partnership is a Trust of schools across three phases; primary, secondary and special in Bury Greater Manchester, working together to ensure our children have a highly effective education in a truly inclusive environment.

We also jointly lead the Bury Teaching School Alliance which supports training and school improvement across all Bury schools. Our shared vision is to provide the very best learning opportunities and outcomes for all our young people. Whilst academic outcomes are important at Elms Bank, developing the wider personal, social, independence and employability skills is crucial to ensuring that all our young people are equipped to lead happy and fulfilling lives when they leave school.

We have an experienced staff team and excellent facilities and believe that the best way to provide an excellent education is by working in partnership with our families. I hope you enjoy visiting our website and that you find all the information you need. If you would like to visit Elms Bank, you will be warmly welcomed by our staff and pupils.

Elaine Parkinson


Message from our Headteacher

Welcome to Elms Bank! Elms Bank is a school with a real sense of community - we really are a school family! We pride ourselves on being a welcoming school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care, alongside a rigorous academic education tailored to the needs of the individual.

We believe in and practice personalised learning to meet the very different needs of all our students. I am completely priviledged and proud to lead a highly skilled and dedicated staff team. We strive to deliver an outstanding service for all the young people in our care.

Our Vision - Elms Bank offers a holistic provision. Our students’ achievements and successes are celebrated widely. We use innovative and aspirational strategies to increase students’ resilience and confidence to overcome barriers to ensure their lives are enriched both now and into adulthood. We believe that at the heart of a student’s personalised success is exceptional teaching, learning and pastoral care. We pride ourselves on our overwhelming sense of family and community; where every staff member leads with integrity and compassion to achieve ‘Excellence for All’.

Orienne Langley-Sadler