King Alfred Trust (KAT) is a multi-academy trust set up in January 2014, offering a supportive and inclusive structure to its members. Our first Academy joined us on 1 April 2014 after becoming a converter Academy.
One of our schools has been in the top 4% of primary schools nationally for the last three years, and serves a catchment area centred on the village of Pewsey in Wiltshire. It was recently congratulated by the Department for Education and presented with the 2016 local award for their successful work with their Pupil Premium children. The award acknowledged the school as one of the highest achieving in the country in terms of attainment and progress of their disadvantaged pupils since 2011.
In September 2019, we opened a new school in Amesbury – Wiltshire. King’s Gate Primary School is a Free School.
WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER MULTI ACADEMY TRUSTS?
Our vision in KAT is that we work together to create a whole school community focused on raising the aspirations of all, in a supportive and safe environment. We challenge everybody – our pupils, staff and governors – to achieve their full potential: socially, emotionally and academically. We all have a collective responsibility for the success of every child.
By joining our MAT you will become part of the King Alfred Trust. Each school will have a senior management position on the Trust board, offering you the opportunity to influence the Trust as well as ensuring your school gets support and guidance. We have developed close links with The Mead Teaching School, where our Executive Head is a National Leader of Education offering support to other schools. Being part of the Teaching School Alliance offers our Trust members opportunities to access high quality training, development and support, and enables the schools to have a central role in raising standards.