Abbot Alphege Primary School is named after Saint Alphege who was born to a wealthy local Saxon family. Turning his back on the trappings of relative wealth and privilege, Alphege established a hermitage on the slopes of Lansdown, just below the school, at a place now marked on OS maps as ‘Alphege’s Well’. There, he lived a simple life of prayer and contemplation but was called upon to become Abbot of Bath Abbey, then Bishop of Winchester and later, Archbishop of Canterbury. He was martyred by the Vikings for refusing to allow his people to suffer any more hardship in raising a ransom for his release.
Ours is a growing school, opened in 2017, that is the epicentre of a new housing development. It was built on the site of a former Ministry of Defence complex which latterly hosted the Defence Logistics Organisation.
Abbot Alphege Academy is part of The Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust.
The proprietor for the school is The Partnership Trust whose registered office is at: The Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust, Mulberry Lodge, Longfellow Road, Radstock, Bath, BA3 3AL
The Partnership Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of Fosse Way School, Hayesdown First School, The Mendip School, Nunney First School, Moorlands Infant School, Moorlands Junior School, Marksbury C of E Primary School, Farmborough Church Primary School, Roundhill Primary School, Weston All Saints Primary School and Abbot Alphege Academy
The Trust is strengthened through Weston All Saints Primary School being a designated National Support School and Fosse Way School as a National Support School, a Teaching School and a Sponsor School. These designations enable the Trust to provide high quality professional development and support to more than 150 schools across the region.
The Trust is committed to providing an outstanding education for all our pupils through an unrelenting focus on every child and their individual progress and attainment.
The partnership of schools within the Trust is built upon principles of equality, trust and respect toward others within a culture of shared challenge and support.
More information about this can be found here: https://thebathandmendippartnershiptrust.co.uk/