Olympus Academy Trust
Our school decided to join The Olympus Academy Trust in January 2015.
The Olympus Academy Trust (OAT) is a partnership of schools. The Trust currently comprises seven South Gloucestershire schools; one all-through, one secondary and five primary academies.
The Trust is responsible and accountable for the education of in excess of 4,100 students between the ages of 4 and 19 and for the employment and support of over 550 staff. They are:
- Non-selective, catering for students of all abilities from 4-19 years.
- Recognised for strong academic performance and extra-curricular provision.
- Situated within the districts of Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway and surrounding areas.
- Working in partnership with Patchway Community College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College as part of the Concorde Partnership.
Reasons to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust
- As a Multi Academy Trust, several schools have greater buying power and increased opportunities for
saving money which can then be spent on improving the education for all of the children.
- Schools can share resources and services more effectively to provide consistent and continuous support for our young people in keeping with our ethos and mission.
- Greater opportunities for staff development as staff will be able to work collaboratively across the schools
- Changes in government policy mean that smaller schools such as ours can be left in a very vulnerable position. By coming together as part of a Multi Academy Trust we are ensuring that we can continue to work in the way which we know works best for our children.
- Each of our schools are proud of our particular strengths and traditions. The Olympus Academy Trust encourages us to preserve and improve these whilst moving forward to provide an excellent education for the foreseeable future.
Benefits to Pupils
- Shared teaching specialisms, resources, accommodation
- Proximity of schools for students to be able to collaborate
- Access to specialist facilities and specialist subject teachers cross-phase
- Build on links that exist with siblings in different schools within the Trust
- Shared ethos, vision and values
- Commitment to an all-through learning journey, strengthening transition between phases
- Lack of ‘top down’ thinking – acknowledgement that the learning goes both ways
- Economies of scale