ALP– a Co-operative Trust

Guiseley School became a Foundation School on 01 January 2014 and along with some of our local schools acquired a Trust following a period of consultation. Trust schools have a different legal status, they remain part of the local authority system, but are supported by a charitable trust which appoints some of the Governors. The Governing Body of each school will continue to run the school and be responsible for its performance.

Vision and Values


To raise aspirations and to create a vibrant learning network to benefit everyone in the Aireborough community.


The Co-operative values

Self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

The Co-operative principles of membership

Voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, training and information, co-operation among members, concern for the community.

Key objectives

  • to raise standards and attainment for all children in the partnership
  • to increase and create vibrant learning opportunities for all
  • to create strong working relationships between all co-operative members
  • to use resources in a more creative and collaborative way.

Further information may be found on the Trust’s own website.

ALPT Articles of Association