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    Contact Details

    Claverton Down Road,

    Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7AD


    Telephone: +44 (0)1225 832936

    E-mail Address: enquiries@palladianacademytrust.com




    On November 1st 2016 Widcombe C of E Junior School joined the Palladian Academy Trust.  The new multi-academy trust (MAT) is a group of like-minded schools that have chosen to work together in partnership for the benefit of our children's education.  The Palladian Academy 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.


    The eight schools are:


    • Combe Down C of E Primary School
    • Oldfield Park Infant School
    • Oldfield Park Junior School
    • Ralph Allen 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


    An Executive Leadership Group has been established and has met regularly.  This is comprised of the headteachers of each school as well as the Chief Operating Officer Jo Marsh.  Each one of the eight headteachers brings a wealth of experience to the group and is paasionate about the learning of the people in their care.

    Why the name 'Palladian Academy Trust'?

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

    What is a Multi-Academy Trust?

    A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a group of schools governed by one rust and a single board of directors.  The board is responsible for decisions relating to how each academy is run, from curriculum to staffing.


    What does the Palladian Academy Trust aim to do?

    The Palladian Academy Trust is a partnership that will add to the opportunities for the young people of Bath, with a vision for their personal development and education from 4-19.