The Black Pear Trust

Growing Excellent Learning Communities Together

The Black Pear Trust Welcome

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to find out more about The Black Pear Trust. We are a small trust who hope to expand to ten schools over the next few years. We work personally and collaboratively with all our stakeholders so our intention is to stay within a manageable number of schools within a workable distance. Our Trust Motto, Growing Excellent Learning Communities Together, reflects our inclusive philosophy that everyone within our community has a role in learning, starting with our children and their parents and growing to other schools and higher institutions. We set high expectations for all our children and believe that enabling them and their wider community to achieve is everyone’s responsibility.

Our Children

We welcome all children to our schools. Welcoming and embracing all learners increases the expertise of our teaching staff who work to make a difference to the lives of every learner.

Our Parents

Parents are our children’s first teachers and we encourage parents to share their knowledge of their children with us. Our schools run an open door policy encouraging parents to work in partnership with the schools. We provide workshops within our schools to support parents in helping their children succeed. Our schools send home regular newsletters to keep parents informed and parents meetings are held once a term.


Schools within the trust work together, share professional development and best practice, however we also work collaboratively with a number of schools within Worcestershire, and nationally, on various research projects. Our Black Pear ITT Alliance is an alliance of good local schools who train teachers to an excellent standard. The transition from primary to secondary school is an important life transition that can affect children’s attainment and wellbeing in the longer term. We work with the local secondary schools to minimise the impact of major changes that all children experience during transition to high school that can negatively impact on their learning. We also work with local secondary schools. The transition from primary to secondary school needs to be managed well to ensure that children’s attainment and wellbeing are supported. We work together to minimise the impact of changes that all children experience during the transition, which otherwise could negatively impact on their learning.

Higher Education Institutions

We are proud to work closely with a number of higher education institutions. Worcester University class us as an outstanding partner and we work with them to support teacher training and to provide good quality continuing professional development for our staff. University College Birmingham support our teacher apprenticeship scheme, through pedagogy and professional studies. We are excited to be working with Warwick University on a research project to encourage children from disadvantaged backgrounds to be successful in applying to university. Our work with higher institutions enables us to keep all of our practitioners aware of current advances in education.


Carnforth School is a one form entry primary school with our own on site nursery taking children from 3 to 11 years. The school environment is bright and vibrant and boasts an environmental garden, Early Years garden, a large playground and playing field. We are proud to be part of the Black Pear Trust. The… Read more

Hollymount School, a National Support School, is a happy and welcoming environment. We want children to enjoy learning and work in partnership with parents, to enable every child to reach his or her full potential, both academically and socially. We believe that every child has a talent; finding and developing these talents is important to… Read more

Welcome to St. George’s C.E. Primary School & Nursery website. We are in a beautiful, spacious building which was completed in 2012. Our grounds have been developed over the years so that we are equipped to run Forest School. We have a large field, playground, conservation pond, allotments and treehouse not to mention a dragon… Read more

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to The Orchards School website and to our school, ‘A Place to flourish and grow.’ At The Orchards School, we encourage all our children to strive to improve upon their previous achievements and develop their creativity and independence. We provide an environment, which enables them to be… Read more

Upper Arley is a Church Of England Primary School. We welcome visits to our website and school to find out about the learning journey, opportunities and experiences that your child will enjoy during their time with us. We look forward to sharing your child’s journey with you. Please do get in touch with us for… Read more

The Black Pear Teaching Alliance, accredited by the University of Worcester, are committed to ensuring that teachers are equipped to ensure that children and young people receive an excellent education and are prepared for life beyond school. Our schools are vibrant, happy, safe and thriving learning communities where children and young people are at the… Read more

Honeybourne Primary School is a happy, nurturing school with an inclusive ethos where every child is valued, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, culture or disability. We want children to enjoy school, and we work in partnership with parents to enable children to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. Alongside ensuring… Read more

Our Core Values

As a Trust we have 4 core values:

  • Proud to be me
  • Enjoy learning
  • Achieve Success
  • Respect for the world

These are embedded throughout the curriculum and form the foundation of the education of our pupils. Through these values, our aim is to develop well-rounded individuals who will have the skills and aptitude to become successful members of British society and the world-wide community. They can be seen in the daily life of our schools:

  • Celebration of success in assemblies
  • Work showcased around the school
  • Learning which stimulates children’s interests and is clearly enjoyable
  • Short term targets are set which mean children understand the steps they need to make to progress in their learning
  • A curriculum which draws on the richness of society and encourages respect for all and for the environment


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