About Us

Abbey Academies Trust (AAT) was established in 2014 to continue to share the philosophy of collaboration developed by Bourne Abbey CE Primary Academy, continually supporting school improvement and contributing to the concept of system leadership.

Our Philosophy

Our driver is a firm belief that collaboration is the best way to achieve this aim and we have generated evidence of success in our record to date.

At AAT, we firmly believe in schools having their own individuality underpinned by common principles. Member schools benefit from maintaining their own identity with access to shared best practice across a range of schools. This enables schools to focus on the key priorities of teaching and learning, whilst the Trust leads on financial and resource management and provides high quality support for school improvement.

With the educational landscape changing at such an unprecedented rate, our Trust aims to work in collaboration to ensure that each school within AAT continues to thrive, leading to improved educational outcomes for all its members. This strategic plan outlines our aims and objectives and clarifies the service we offer to schools.

We are determined to demonstrate that local schools, working together, can create the conditions for all our pupils, no matter what their starting point, to achieve the combination of skills, qualities and aptitudes that will enable them to flourish and help them on their path as successful and happy, lifelong learners.

A word from our Chair

As Chair of AAT, I have been working with fellow Trustees to ensure that our Trust continues to go from strength to strength. This strategic plan outlines some of our ambitions for the future for our family of schools. No document can fully capture the passion of our staff to achieve ‘beyond expectation’ outcomes for our children and I hope this gives you some introduction to what we as a Trust, are doing to ensure that the children in our care are given the best possible life chances for their futures.

Stephen Haigh

What is it like to be a pupil at AAT?

It’s amazing! It’s amazing because pupils are kind and friendly. The teachers make the learning fun and active. All the classroom have displays that show what we are leaning and we have lots of different ways for pupils to have roles and responsibilities.

William, Year 6
Colsterworth CofE Primary School

It’s amazing! It’s amazing because pupils are kind and friendly. The teachers make the learning fun and active. All the classroom have displays that show what we are leaning and we have lots of different ways for pupils to have roles and responsibilities.

William, Year 6
Colsterworth CofE Primary School

It’s amazing! It’s amazing because pupils are kind and friendly. The teachers make the learning fun and active. All the classroom have displays that show what we are leaning and we have lots of different ways for pupils to have roles and responsibilities.

William, Year 6
Colsterworth CofE Primary School