Press Statement

February 2022

Directors of the Doncaster education company Partners in Learning today announced that the company would cease trading on the proposed target date of 31st March 2022 (subject to all necessary actions being completed).

As Directors we are proud that Partners in Learning together with the Doncaster Research School is highly regarded amongst schools, academies and educational organisations nationwide however the education landscape has changed. Much of the work previously undertaken is now the responsibility of the Teaching School Hubs and MATs as more and more schools convert to academies. Action must be taken now whilst the organisation is financially stable to wind down the company in good order.

Directors Ruth Brook and Mike D’Rozario stated that they had taken the decision with a heavy heart. Both commented on the excellent quality of work of the dedicated in-house team and consultants delivering the improvement contracts across schools and academies together with the establishment of networking opportunities. All of which are highly regarded by schools and academies alike. We are working closely with other organisations, including the Barnsley/Doncaster Teaching School Hub, to build on the legacy of Partners in Learning and continue this work. Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition of existing projects and minimise the disruption to schools. If you are currently enrolled on a Partners in Learning programme you will be contacted in due course with information regarding next steps.

Our success, which has been globally acknowledged, has improved the lives of many children in Doncaster and beyond. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools and other partners who have supported our work over the past 10 years. Your support has enabled us to ‘lead the way together for every child, in every school, every day’!

Any operational questions should be directed to Sara Harle at Muckle LLP has been instructed to advise on the legal process and any legal questions will be passed on appropriately.

Partners in Learning

The Pinfold Building

Sheep Dip Lane