Palladian Promise

Following the launch of our Palladian Promise for staff across the Trust in September, all schools in the PAT are highlighting the promise to pupils and students through the learning opportunities provided both at a school and Trust level so that they can develop a strong character for life-long learning.

Arts workshops

On Sat 9 Feb 2019, 115 children from Palladian Academy Trust schools attended an exciting arts event with a variety of workshops at Ralph Allen School. We were fortunate to have a talented group of parents and school friends who volunteered to run the workshops which included a rock band, forest school, dance, music band, flower crowns, story circle, paper engineering and architecture. We were grateful to these adults and Widcombe Infant School for organising this event. It was wonderful to see children from the different  PAT schools, as well as the two Wiltshire schools who are moving to join the PAT, coming together to develop and extend their interests and talents across the arts. We look forward to continuing this event next year.

Tag Tails competition for Year 2 pupils

Palladian Academy Trust Tag Tails competition for Year 2 pupils

The second Palladian Academy Trust (PAT) sports festival took place last week with 120 Year 2 pupils from across the Trust participating in a Tag Tails competition. Tag Tails is an invasion game which encourages team work, decision making and appreciation of space.


Pupils involved in the competition came from the following PAT schools: Combe Down Primary, St Martin’s Garden Primary and Oldfield Park Infant School. We were also able to welcome pupils from Moorlands Federation who were keen to have some Tag Tails action too!


Mark Gunning, Sports Coordinator for the Palladian Academy Trust, who organised the event commented,


For many, this was their first experience of competitive sport against other schools, every single pupil played fairly and with a great deal of flair and talent.’


Tim Withers, CEO said,

The Palladian Academy Trust would like to thank Hayesfield School for hosting the event and particularly to Nikki Hodkinson from the school’s PE dept. who was influential during the planning phase. Big thanks must also go to Oldfield Park Junior School who provided the very competent Year 6 Young Leaders.


All pupils left the festival really happy and were keen to know when the next festival would be – the competitive bug has certainly been caught at this event!