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We have a traditional approach to education and an ethos of high aspiration, providing a progressive learning environment in the heart of a caring community.

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Mr James Haseldine, Executive Headteacher


As Executive Headteacher of Dean Trust Rose Bridge and Dean Trust Wigan, I am privileged to work with an amazing group of adults and children. Our vision is to provide two good schools that each community is proud of. That is what parents/carers, quite rightly, expect. Our common purpose is dedicated to help children develop into confident, successful and responsible adults who are able to play an active part in society, regardless of their background or prior achievement. To do this we strive to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is empowered to be employable in the future through a variety of routes including university, training or apprenticeships.

We always place children at the heart of our planning and we pride ourselves on the relationships our staff have with our students, caring for them throughout their education. All of our work is founded on simple principles and a no nonsense approach towards education, with respect at the heart of our work. To achieve this we strive to employ, retain and develop the best possible staff who also believe that every pupil can do their best given a chance and encouragement. In addition we also strive to deliver a first class education based on high quality teaching, support and experiences outside of the classroom. At the Dean Trust we believe that success should be measured both by academic progress and achievement, and also by one’s personal and social development and contribution to our community and to society. We also work closely with families to ensure that all our pupils are committed to learning and develop the character necessary to take advantage of all the opportunities we provide. We very much welcome visitors and I strongly encourage you to arrange a visit so you can experience Dean Trust Schools first-hand.


Our Newsletters keep you up to date with everything going on at the school, with future events and opportunities for the students to be involved in. Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Diary Dates

Forthcoming diary and school dates for parents, pupils and visitors to our schools.

The Dean Trust Prospectus

An introduction to the subjects your child will be studying during their time with us.

What is The Dean Trust?

The Dean Trust is developing a family of schools and academies, with a collaborative learning culture, that provides the very best for our children.

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“expectations about pupils’ behaviour are very high”.

HMI Inspector, December 2018

Dates for your Diary

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Opening Arrangements

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Parents/Carers of Future Year 7

We’re thrilled to welcome you to the Dean Trust Rose Bridge community. We will be writing to you all in due course with details of our transition events. If you would like to visit the school for a tour during the day, please contact our Office team.

All Parents/Carers

Please see the link for details of the remainder of July 2022 – July 2022

Parents/Carers of Year 11

Please see the link for details about the GCSE Results Collection Day 2022 – GCSE Results Collection Day 2022


If you need support during the school holidays please access the support of key services that our listed on our website

Standards and Expectations

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