Palladian Academy Trust

On 1st November 2016 St Philip's Primary School became a member of the Palladian Academy Trust (PAT). The new multi-academy trust (MAT) is a group of like-minded local schools - all academies – that have chosen to work together in partnership for the benefit of our children’s education.

The Trust, a group of geographically close secondary, primary, infant and junior schools, will build on existing good practice and collaborative work. It will seek to retain the ethos and identity of each school while enjoying and exploring the benefits of partnership.


Pat staff


 The eight schools are:

  • Combe Down C of E Primary School
  • Oldfield Park Infant School
  • Oldfield Park Junior School
  • Ralph Allen School (secondary school)
  • St Martin’s Garden Primary School
  • St Philip’s C of E Primary School
  • Widcombe Infant School
  • Widcombe C of E Junior School


The Palladian Academy Trust is currently a community of more than three thousand pupils and staff who work in our eight schools, and there is enormous potential for coming together as a local community to provide enriched learning opportunities for every member of the Trust.


Palladian Academy Trust Information



For all correspondence and enquiries, please contact:

Palladian Academy Trust
Ralph Allen School
Claverton Down Road

Yvonne Miles
P.A to Tim Withers, CEO
01225 832936 ext. 349 / 01225 838013 DDI   

Tim Withers
Chief Executive Officer         

Jo Marsh
Chief Operating Officer  


Why the name ‘Palladian Academy Trust’?

The Palladian Bridge in Prior Park is a local landmark and since bridges connect people, the group felt this was a very appropriate emblem. The new logo for the Trust reflects this.


About Multi-Academy Trusts  (MATs)

A MAT is a group of schools governed by one trust and a single board of directors. The board is responsible for decisions relating to how each academy is run, from curriculum to staffing.

Each of the academies within a MAT has a school governing body to which it delegates some of its functions, although the MAT remains accountable overall.



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