A Learning Trust


The Talentum Learning Trust is based in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands and was formed in April 2016 upon the conversion to academy status of three schools to form the Multi-Academy Trust:

  • Churnet View Middle School;
  • Leek High School; and
  • Westwood College.

The Trust has continued to grow and the following First Schools in Leek converted to academies, joining the Trust in 2019:

  • All Saints’ CE First School;
  • Beresford Memorial CE First School;
  • Blackshaw Moor CE First School;
  • Leek First School;
  • Rushton CE Primary School; and
  • Westwood First School

Our schools are committed to ensuring Excellence for All and to providing the best possible quality of education for the young people of our community.

In September 1981, schools in Leek were re-organised into the current three-tier system and the Trust now offers education provision from Early Years to aged 19:

  • First Schools (5-9 years)
  • Middle Schools (9-13 years)
  • Upper Schools (13-19 years)

Leek is a pleasant market and former textile town with a population of about 20,000 people, between Stoke on Trent, Buxton and Macclesfield. It is on the fringe of the Peak District National Park, in the County of Staffordshire.

Latest news from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    January 2022 Newsletter

    06 Jan 2022 | BY asf

    Click on the link to read the newsletter. January 2022

  • Beresford Memorial CE First School

    National Day of Reflection

    23 Mar 2021 | BY talentum

    At Beresford we have marked the National Day of Reflection with a Prayer Space entitled Empty Chair.

  • Blackshaw Moor CE First School

    Newsletter 17th January 2022

    17 Jan 2022 | BY blackshawmoor

    Newsletter 17th January 2022

  • Churnet View Middle School


    01 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    Please see our latest school newsletters below: 10th September 2021 Newsletter 17th September 2021 Newsletter 9th October 2021 Newsletter

  • Leek First School

    LFS Newsletter – Week Commencing 28th June 2021

    25 Jun 2021 | BY lfs

    LFS Weekly Newsletter 25-06-2021

  • Leek High

    Year 11 Consultation – 1st February 2022

    14 Jan 2022 | BY leekhigh

    We are holding our Year 11 Consultation Evening on Tuesday 1st February 2022. The purpose of this event is to […]

  • Rushton CE First School

    Newsletter 14th January 2022

    14 Jan 2022 | BY rps

    Wild World Heroes Reading Challenge Children in Owl class received their certificates for completing the library reading challenge during the […]

  • Westwood College

    17 Jan 2022 | BY talentum

    Please click here for an update on COVID-19 isolation guidance, uniform, Sixth Form and the school calendar   

Latest events from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    Join Us for our Christmas Nativity!

    09 Dec 2021 | BY asf

    Join us on Facebook to watch our Christmas Nativity – A Midwife Crisis. We will be watching in the hall. […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Churnet View Tours

    08 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    School Tour!   If you would like to book on to a tour of Churnet View, please book your space […]

  • Leek First School

    PATCH Fashion Show

    03 Feb 2020 | BY lfs

    PATCH Fashion show poster

  • Leek High

    Inclusion Hub parent/carer drop in

    10 Mar 2020 | BY leekhigh

    We are offering parent / carer drop in sessions on Friday Mornings from 9.15am – 10.00am. Feel free to pop […]

  • Westwood College

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening

    13 Sep 2021 | BY talentum

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening 21st September 2021 We look forward to welcoming you to Westwood College. We hope […]

Latest video from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    Midwife Crisis!

    16 Dec 2021 | BY asf

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us for our Christmas Nativity. The children did a fantastic […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Virtual Tour!

    02 Oct 2021 | BY somarketing

    We recognise that a visit to Churnet View Middle School is a valuable part of the school application process, but in […]

  • Westwood College

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form

    11 Nov 2020 | BY talentum

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form from the Headteacher and the Head of Sixth Form