Share educational excellence


This is a new Multi Academy Trust set up to serve primary and secondary schools with the aim to build a learning community to share educational excellence for everyone. We want to reach a position where all members of the trust are valued and able to make a powerful contribution to the on-going progress of improvement across the AAT.

It is important to us that all members of the trust hold the same broad views on the values associated with outstanding provision for all. The cross-phase nature of the trust is critical to supporting a holistic approach to education, enabling professionals from all phases to share ideas and work together to raise standards.

A key aspect of our vision is for each school to maintain its own distinctive character and to cherish heritage whilst at the same time seek opportunities to further strengthen culture and ethos across the AAT.

From 1st September, the AAT includes Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City, Sandringham School and Verulam School both in St. Albans. Three primary schools are in the process of converting to join the AAT which should be complete in the Spring 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity to show how collaborative working can shape and define improvement and provide amazing opportunities for the young people in our care.

If this approach is appealing we would love to hear from you.

Alan Gray
Executive lead for the AAT

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AAT Newsletter – Summer 2019

We are delighted to present our Summer Term edition of our AAT Newsletter. Please follow the link to access the document.  AAT Trust Follow this link for the Summer newsletter: AAT NEWSLETTER Summer 2019

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AAT Newsletter – Spring 2019

Welcome to our first ever ‘Keeping in Touch with the AAT' Newsletter!  We thought this would bring you a snapshot of various activities both across the AAT and in each individual school.  It cannot hope to cover everything that takes place, but will celebrate key...

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Inaugural AAT Conference

Inaugural AAT Conference

Headteachers Alan Gray of Sandringham School, Paul Ramsey of Verulam School and Jed Whelan of Ridgeway Academy are pictured with Sir John Jones, keynote speaker at the opening of the first Alban Academies Trust conference.  The three schools formed the Alban Academies...

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Ridgeway Academy

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