What is OUR?

O pen to All

U nlocking potential

R aising Aspirations

OUR Co-operative Academies Trust is the academy division of the Schools Co-operative Society. We are proud that we are able to sponsor academies from within our expanding national network of almost 500 co-operative schools. Our schools share values that include Self-help and Self-responsibility, but also Social Responsibility and Caring for Others.

We share in the belief that a strong partnership of students, parents, teachers, support staff and the wider community can help ensure every student takes responsibility for their own learning and is given the help and support they need to reach their full potential. We want our students to use their learning and build their life skills to become the good citizens of the future and to make the most of what the world can offer them.

Co-operative Schools

Co-operative Schools are about developing a balanced set of values that will help young people become the good citizens our society needs.

The Values and Principles we have adopted are internationally agreed and used by Co-operatives across the world.

Membership of SCS is open to any school or educational co-operative as long as they share our values and principles. Our members use these values in their own organisation and work with other SCS members for everyone’s benefit.