The Priory Learning Trust

The Priory Learning Trust

Students First, Cherishing Staff

St Anne’s Church Academy is proud to be part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) which is is a local Multi-Academy Trust of primary and secondary schools – and in time (we hope) special schools. This will add real inclusivity to our Trust.  TPLT grew from a passion to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, of all abilities and social class groupings, in Weston-super-Mare and especially in North Worle.

Please take a look at their website for more information about The Priory Learning Trust

The Priory Learning Trust will:

  • Support the aspirations of young people and their ambitions for their future success.
  • Contribute to producing aspirational, well-rounded, confident and active citizens.
  • Offer a broad range of qualifications.
  • Be inspirational learning centres offering exceptional education.
  • Combine, share and utilise the highest academic standards and levels of expertise across our academies and partners to design and develop an innovative and inspiring curriculum – learning is at the centre of what we do
  • Provide a strong duty of care to nurture and support students’ wellbeing and self-esteem.
  • Maintain the unique nature of all of the schools within the Trust.
  • Give Academy Councils the freedoms to focus on the challenge and support for the improvements in teaching, learning and the curriculum.

Our Ethos

The ethos of The Priory Learning Trust is visionary, aspirational, and one of pursuing excellence across every single area of our work.

Through working together and sharing resources, our academies will provide all young people in Weston-super-Mare with inspirational academic and vocational programmes which prepare them for successful careers and healthy, confident and active livelihoods.

Our Values

The following values are important to The Priory Learning Trust.

    • Pursuing exceptional education for every single child – STUDENTS FIRST
  • Every person is here for the best interest of the children.
  • No child is ever left behind.
  • The unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated and valued for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.
  • Encouraging uniqueness and diversity.
  • Allowing every young person across the Trust to benefit from specialist facilities and resources.
  • Facilitating the mobilisation of expertise between/across organisations.
  • Sharing good practice and experience across academies.
  • Providing high-quality motivated staff with opportunities to expand their experience and expertise across the Trust.
  • Cherishing staff


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Trust Consultation

Today we are launching a consultation on a proposal to merge TPLT (The Priory Learning Trust) and CSET (Castle School Education Trust),  creating a new organisation with a new identity that draws on the complementary strengths of both trusts. We believe that this will enable us to provide a great education to more pupils, invest savings in professional development for staff, and grow sustainably in the future to support more communities.
The attached document here provides more detail about the two trusts, our proposal, and the consultation process. We look forward to hearing your feedback over the coming weeks.
With best wishes,
Will Roberts (CEO) & Katie Dominy (Chair of Trustees)