Athena/GEP Academies


We are a collaborative Multi Academy Trust (MAT) built on partnership and thriving on local schools working together. Our aim is to offer the best schools to our communities, delivering outstanding education to every child. Athena-GEP was set up by local schools to develop a MAT that sets high aspirations and goals for every school in the partnership.

Our decision-making is driven by values of aspiration, collaboration, local leadership and creative and inspiring learning; creating a compass to motivate both staff and children and key to delivering the best education - so that every child can excel academically, physically and emotionally, whatever their age and whatever their individual needs.

We believe in driving up educational standards and raising targets through collaborative school-to-school support. Teachers need more time to teach and we aim to allow schools focus on delivering excellent education by centralising services to achieve operational efficiencies.

Our MAT is not about direction from the top, but an all-inclusive approach to school improvement, delivering strong outcomes for all our young people and understanding the communities in which we operate.


Our aim is to offer the best schools to our communities, delivering outstanding education to every child. Collaboration is key to delivering the best education - academic, physical and emotional - for every child, whatever their individual needs, across all ages.

Vision and Values

Ambition for all - We will always strive for excellence – in every school, for every child.

Better Together - We will collaborate and work in partnership with others to improve outcomes for all.

Learning that Inspires - We will enable everyone to access inspirational and thoughtful learning, stretching their horizons.

Brave Innovators - We will restlessly pursue creative and innovative ways of enriching the education of all children.

Guided by Integrity - We will be open, transparent and make decisions fairly.

Contact Details

c/o George Abbot School
Woodruff Avenue

t 01483 888188


GEP Scheme of Delegation