Big Life Schools is a small but growing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). We work in partnership with parents and communities to deliver first class education and to develop resilient and aspirational children. We work in some of the most deprived areas, giving children the best start in life.

The MAT is sponsored by The Big Life group, which provides support, governance and strategic direction to our schools. Big Life is a social enterprise which helps people to help themselves by delivering children and family, skills and employment, and health and wellbeing services across the north of England.

We currently have two successful primary schools in Manchester (Longsight Community Primary and Unity Community Primary in Cheetham Hill). We are also in discussion with schools in neighbouring Greater Manchester local authorities who are considering joining Big Life Schools.

We pride ourselves on being a values-based organisation, and our values are: courageous; creative; honest; inspiring; thoughtful; and valuing difference. To find out what makes a Big Life School unique, read more about the way we work.