The Southport Learning Partnership 

The Southport Learning Partnership is a cluster of  18  primary schools,  4  secondary schools and 2 special schools, who have come together on a number of  projects to give a wonderful opportunity for the children of Southport to share curriculum experiences as well as working on annual projects to develop our role within the Southport community.

The common purpose underlying the activities of the partnership is to increase the capacity of each of the schools to raise standards, improve behaviour and attendance, promote community cohesion and personalise provision for all children and young people.

Edge Hill University

At Churchtown we parner with Edge Hill University faculty of Education. This partnership provides us with educational knowledge at the forefront of the most recent developments in teaching. We also support trainee teachers with placements, gaining experience of the newest approaches of teaching and supporting children. This partnership also includes opportunities to experience events and links with the university that broaden our children's understanding of careers and futures.

North West Scitt

We partner with North West School Centred Initial Teacher Training to provide placements for trainee teachers who combine teacher training with school based practice. Our experienced mentors support and develop the trainees who gain an excellent placement experience at Churchtown.



Children's University

Pupils at our school are invited to participate in both the Sefton and the National Children’s University Scheme.  The schemes aims to reward a pupil’s voluntary engagement with learning beyond the school day.  Pupils obtain credits for attendance at clubs and showing a commitment to learning, outside of the school day. 

Pupils receiving sufficient credits, at the end of each Key Stage, are invited to a graduation day.  This is held annually, usually at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, in the Summer Term.     

Our pupils can also gain additional credits through the Passport to Learning Scheme. Pupils collect credits in their own Children’s University Passport by learning at verified “Public Learning Destinations” across Merseyside.  Learning Destinations are places and organisations that children can 'travel' with their Passport. They provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a 'wow' factor and have passed the Children's University's own quality assurance process. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm or from an airport to a university as long as the learning activity connects with Children's University learning. Passports can be purchased from school. Please see Sefton Children’s University website for an up to date list of accredited Learning Destinations.