Southroyd Primary School

Southroyd Primary School



Inspire Co-operative Learning Trust


On August 1st 2013, Southroyd Primary School converted to a     Co-operative Trust School, joining the recently renamed

Inspire Co-operative Learning Trust.

Through the trust Southroyd has developed a co-operative ethos incorporating key principles: equality, equity, democracy, self-help, self-responsibility, openness, solidarity and care for others.

Southroyd works within the Schools Co-operative Trust, attending conferences and training within the regional and national co-operative organisations, as well as working closely with partners in the trust.

There are 3 partners for the Trust, Southroyd Primary School, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and St Anne's Community Services but we are keen to develop our Co-operative Trust to see more people in our community involved.

The name "Inspire" was chosen by members of the Trust because it perfectly reflects the work of all involved:

"Inspire to me is when - because of experience or someone's actions- you raise your own sights and develop your own ambitions to reach for what may seem unreachable; and also take the first steps along the way to succeeding" Julie Robinson, St Anne's Community Services

Find out about St Anne's Community Services

"Inspire to me is where we are motivated by a culture owned by people who want to manifest their dreams into a reality, and who want to serve others on a daily basis." Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Leeds Rhinos

Find out about the Leeds Rhinos Foundation

"The word inspire for me, means I feel a positive physical and emotional response to something that I can't ignore and I have to take action immediately! It's when something or someone has compelled me to do something myself and made me feel like I will have a great chance of success and that I will enjoy it or benefit from it." Kate Prior, Southroyd.

In recent work in school council, the children derived a mnemonic based on the name of the trust, representing the key characteristics that enable us to "be the best we can be."  At Southroyd, BE INSPIRED:

I Independent

N Nurturing

S Supportive

P Persevering

I Inclusive

R Resilient

E Enthusiastic

D Determined



Khushi Patel, from Y6, dances at the Trust dance festival held at Priesthorpe School in March.

The school choir perform at the Priesthorpe "Christmas Around the World" musical performance.