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Community & Charity Work

Our Community Work

Our Community Fridge

Our Academy opened our Community Fridge with the support of the Co-op and environmental charity, Hubbub.

What is a community fridge?

A Community Fridge is a space for the local community to come together and share food resources. The community can bring surplus food that might otherwise have gone to waste. 

Fridges help address social isolation and provide locals with access to fresh food, whilst saving money. It’s a great solution to help eliminate food waste from supermarkets or kitchen cupboards and redistribute this to local families!

With over 300 fridges across the UK, Hubbub has partnered with the Co-op to fund an additional 500 fridges by 2024. This is the second fridge to open at a school in Co-op Academies Trust, after a successful launch of our first fridge at Co-op Academy Failsworth.

What our leaders had to say...

“We are delighted to open our Community Fridge. It’s a great way of connecting with our community, promoting the importance of reducing food waste.”

- Headteacher, Martin Blacoe.

“Partnering with Hubbub and the Co-op to bring the community together and create fairer access to food is fantastic. After a successful launch of the first fridge at Co-op Academy Failsworth, we’re thrilled to launch the second in our Trust. It will be a community-led food solution to help support those that need it.“

- Dr Chris Tomlinson, CEO of Co-op Academies Trust.

Pudsey Cluster 

Pudsey Cluster is a collaboration of support services who work with children, young people, families and other professionals. We provide families with a range of accessible support services and activities to meet their needs.

We recognise that every family is unique, so we provide the right support at the right time to allow change to happen.

We do this by:

  • Listening to concerns and needs
  • Identifying strengths to build on
  • Supporting positive change
  • Helping children and young people to reach their goals and achieve their potential
  • Offering support and advice to organisations that work with families

The Pudsey Cluster covers a vast area from the Bramley border to Calverley and into Tyersal. We’re one of three secondary schools covered by the cluster, as well as fifteen primary schools and three Children’s Centres.

We offer a range of services from family support, parent support programmes, children and young peoples counselling, access to parental therapeutic support (parent space) and speech and language therapy.

For more information about the work of the cluster, or how we can help you or your child, please speak to the Pudsey Cluster Team.


Charity Work

West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe works in partnership with West SILC to offer specialist provision for learners with special educational needs. Partnership classes are comprised of both Priesthorpe and West SILC students and benefit from small class sizes, specialist teaching and bespoke pathways for accreditation and qualifications.

West SILC students are able to take advantage of the academy’s mainstream provision and specialist staff where appropriate. This highly inclusive model benefits students from both establishments socially and academically and the partnership is highly valued within the community.


Need further information or advice? Please get in touch.

Leader of the West SILC Partnership: Miss Gerrard (
West SILC Teachers: Mrs Purdy and Miss Griggs
West SILC HLTA: Mrs Duckworth
West SILC Child Protection Officer: Mr Wainwright