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Welcome from us all at Abbot Alphege Academy

Child holding a teddy bear with their hand upAbbot Alphege Academy is a small primary academy in the Lansdown area of Bath.

We are proud to be a very inclusive school and we welcome all children into our nurturing and caring environment.  We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of all of our learners, and making sure that they are all supported and challenged in their learning, whatever their starting points. We have a highly committed staff, wonderful, curious and engaged children, and we are housed in a beautiful building.

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Safeguarding and Welfare

We take our responsibilities to safeguard our children and ensure they are growing up safely very seriously, and always follow up any concern.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child who attends our school, please let us know. You can find the contact...

Looking for a great primary school for your child?

Thank you to all of our prospective parents who are thinking of choosing Abbot Alphege for your children. We are hosting tours for new parents at the moment, and if you would like to book one, please call Mrs Broadhurst in the office. Every day is an Open Day here at...

Our Curriculum

The core intention of our curriculum is for our children to develop a deep body of knowledge through engaging and memorable learning experiences. Children learn through a thematic approach that still maintains the integrity of subject disciplines. Our children will...

Extra-Curricular and Enrichment

We know that learning in the classroom is extremely important, but we also know that learning beyond the classroom is something that enables our children to develop into well rounded young people. This is why we place high value on our extracurricular opportunities....

Wellbeing and Welfare

The wellbeing and happiness of everyone at our school is so important to us, especially after going through the difficulties of the past few years.  We make it our priority to focus on the wellbeing of our children in a variety of ways: Jigsaw PSHE – we use the Jigsaw...

School Games Mark Bronze Award

We are very proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark Bronze Award. We have been working very hard to increase participation rates in sports in our school as well as giving the children lots of opportunities compete. Well done everyone!  

Wellbeing and Welfare

The wellbeing and happiness of everyone at our school is so important to us, especially after going through the difficulties of the past few years.  We make it our priority to focus on the wellbeing of our children in a variety of ways: Jigsaw PSHE – we use the Jigsaw...

School Games Mark Bronze Award

We are very proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark Bronze Award. We have been working very hard to increase participation rates in sports in our school as well as giving the children lots of opportunities compete. Well done everyone!  

About Us

Our Vision and Values

Child playing with waterAt Abbot Alphege Academy, we truly believe that every child in our care is a special and exceptional person and is capable of more than we know.

Our first and most important priority is to make sure that our children feel safe, valued and happy in our school, and that they trust the adults who teach them and take care of them.

We strive to make sure that each and every child is academically fulfilled and makes the best progress that they can through our curriculum. We want to develop truly curious learners who want to explore their own creativity through their learning.

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Abbot Alphege Academy is part of The Partnership Trust.A child riding a scooter in the school playground

The proprietor for the school is The Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust whose registered office is at: The Partnership Trust, Mulberry Lodge, Longfellow Road, Radstock, Bath, BA3 3AL

We are very proud to be part of The Partnership Trust, a Trust which truly values the individuality and uniqueness of each school within it, while providing excellent support and challenge for improvement.

The Partnership Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of special and primary schools in Bath and North East Somerset, and Somerset.



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:



Abbot Alphege Academy is part of The Partnership Trust who are the Admissions  Authority for all schools within it.  You can find out more on their website.

We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to visit those schools that you are interested in so that you can see the facilities and learning on offer.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our school in action, if you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the school office on 01225 580281 or by emailing

We have set out below information to support you in making an application for a place for your child at our school.

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Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for our school.  However, the Local Authority manages admissions on behalf of the Trust for children joining at the start of Reception.  Information can be found on here.

Joining School in Reception: Children are offered three full terms of education in their reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Legally, however, children do not have to be in school until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, so parents may defer the start of school until January or April if they wish. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

To ensure a happy and confident start to their formal schooling, there is a carefully managed induction programme in September which includes shorter sessions and days. This enables the staff team to build relationships with the children and for the children to settle into new routines.

Children and parents are invited into school for a series of induction events in the summer term preceding their entry.  In the first term, parents are invited to curriculum events where information is shared to help them support their child’s learning.

In Year Admissions: In year admissions are requests for places at school aside from the initial admission of Reception children and/or Year 3 children each September. As an own admission authority, The Partnership Trust is responsible for setting in year admissions processes for all schools within in.

Details of our admission arrangements can be found on the below links and applications are made on the Trust’s Application form which you can find here.  If you would prefer a hard copy of any of these documents,  please get in touch with the school office.

Appeals For Places

Information on the appeals process and an appeals form can be accessed by following the links below.

Please note that, for children joining us at the start of reception, once we are notified of that they have been allocated a place at our school, we will contact you with an invitation to take part in our induction programme. This provides an opportunity for you and your child to learn more about the school and meet the class teachers and for us to find out more about your child. 

When children are entering part way through a school year we work closely with parents/carers to create an induction process that makes transition as smooth as possible.

Admissions Criteria and Arrangements

The Abbot Alphege Admissions Criteria and Arrangements are set out as follows:

TPT Admission Arrangements 2023-24

TPT Admission Arrangements 2024-25

Consultation regarding Planned Admission Number (PAN)

Our consultation for change of PAN how now ended.  Please view the consultation documents below:

Consultation for Abbot Alphege and Horrington for Sept 2024

DRAFT Mainstream School Admission Arrangements 2024-25






Prospective Pupils and In-Year Admissions

We are very happy to show you around our school and meet with any parent who would like to more about us, our work and our ethos. Please call Julia Broadhurst, our School Administrator, on 01225 580281 if you would like to talk to us or book a visit.

We LOVE showing off our amazing school.

For children wishing to join our academy, at times other than the start of their Reception year, here is the application form:

Admissions Application Form


Welcome to our individual class pages. This is where you find regularly updated information about what is being taught in the classes, plus useful links and of course, homework information such as spellings lists.

The Classes

All the classes are named after protected bat species found right next door to Abbot Alphege Academy. Go to the class pages to find out more…

Parents Area

Our parents’ area is designed to be just that – the place where parents can get up to date information about the school and what’s going on.

Please navigate the drop-down menu to see what’s happening. You can also visit the Classes or Showcase pages to see what your children have been learning recently.

For term and holiday dates please click below:

AAA 2022 – 2023

AAA 2024-25 Term Dates

Breakfast Club and After School Centre

Working parents can benefit from quality wrap-around child care provision offered at Abbot Alphege Academy.

Our Breakfast Club runs from 8.00am to 8.50am, Monday to Friday.

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Please see our school calendar for details of upcoming events and dates for your diaries. Currently, all of our dates and arrangements are subject to change as the Government issues new guidance, and we will always let you know if something has changed, either by email, letter or via Class Dojo.


AAA Autumn Term Parents’ Calendar 2020


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Internet Safety

At Abbot Alphege Academy we aim to provide children with a Computing and PSHE curriculum that enables them to develop as safe internet users.

The Internet has fast become part of our daily lives and routine. Whether this be as a tool to contact friends and family, research interests, aid learning or for our jobs. It is a fantastic tool that offers so many benefits.

However, with the ever changing nature of the internet and how it is used it is important that we start developing the relevant e-safety skills when age appropriate. At Abbot Alphege we teach e-Safety as part of our computing and PSHE curriculum. Naturally, this is something many parents like to reinforce at home and so we recommend that you follow the web links below in order to find out more.

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Everyone who has a child at AAA is invited to get involved in supporting school life. Some parents choose or are able to to be more involved and we hope they will consider joining our PTA, which is currently paused in its activities, but is very keen to get started again as soon as possible.

The Group has the role of co-ordinating social events and raising funds for the school. These funds are used for the ‘extras’ that make school life brilliant for the children and that the school budget would not stretch to on its own. It is a rewarding way to volunteer and really makes a difference to our school.

There will be more information coming very soon on how to get involved and who to contact.

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PTA Minutes

Due to the School Closures and the current circumstances, the PTA activity has been paused until such time as a full PTA is set up. We will inform you of this as soon as possible.

AAA PST Meeting- May 2019

Minutes of AAA PTA Meeting – April 2018

PTA minutes and archive here

Reception new starters

Thank you to all of our prospective parents who are thinking of choosing Abbot Alphege for your children. We are hosting new parent tours currently, and if you would like to book one, please call Sara in the office. Our poster is attached here:

AAA Open Visit Dates 2021

If you are not able to make any of the listed dates, do give us a call and we can see if we can find another date for you to visit.

Here is lots more information about our wonderful school:

AAA Reception New Starter booklet 2021_ FINAL




School Meals Menu

Our school meals are cooked freshly in our own kitchen from locally sourced, organic produce. We can cater for all dietary requirements. Please talk to us if your child needs something specific and we can help you.

We use Edward & Ward as our on-site caterers, who cook up absolutely delicious food!

You can find the current menu choices here:

Autumn 2023 -Menu Template

Autumn 2023 -Menu Template Spring 2024


School Uniform

Our uniform consists of a purple sweatshirt/fleece featuring the Abbot Alphege Academy logo, and either grey trousers, skirts or shorts, with a gold short sleeved tee-shirt. It is available to buy from Scholars at 4 Terrace Walk, Bath, or you can order online from or

In the summer, dresses can either be purple and white, or gold and white gingham.

Children should wear plain black or brown shoes or plain black trainers if you prefer. We ask that children do not wear open toed shoes for safety reasons.

It is important that children change into their PE kit during PE lessons. As a guide, PE kits should consist of: black daps, black shorts or black tracksuit bottoms, a white tee-shirt and a pair of socks. PE kits should remain in school, only going home at the weekends or holidays for washing.

All items of clothing must be clearly named.

Severe Weather Procedure

If there should be bad weather conditions, such as a heavy fall of snow during the night, please check the following:

Ø check the school website,

Ø check your mobile for a message – if you have entered your mobile phone number on Parentpay we will hopefully be able to send you a text message.

Ø check Twitter: @abbotalphegesch

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Sports and Clubs

Children at Abbot Alphege Academy follow a varied sports programme designed to teach the necessary skills and attitudes required to play and enjoy sport. A typical lesson includes work on specific skills leading towards a game or mini-game. We have our sports field and hard court.  We also benefit from the provision of high quality professional coaching on an occasional basis from a variety of sources such as Bath Rugby Club.

A number of clubs run throughout the week during term time. The staff (and parent helpers) offer these voluntarily. Currently, clubs are paused due to our current circumstances, but we will reinstate after school clubs as soon as we can.

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Ways in Which You Can Help Us

Parents often wonder what they can do to help their children through their school years.  Here are several suggestions:

  • Encourage your child to do any work he/she may bring home, e.g. spelling and learning tables.
  • Listen to your child read often and try to find time to read stories to him/her.
  • Transfer any worries that may directly or indirectly affect your child to US – not your child.
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