We warmly welcome you to the Alpha Trust. We believe that every child in our schools can achieve the highest academic standards whilst enjoying a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to excellence in all that we do and are unashamedly ambitious for the future success of our students.

Our schools retain their own unique features to meet the needs of the communities which they serve, but we are united in the core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience which includes a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. The Trust has a proven track record of success and it is a pleasure and privilege to work with like-minded, ambitious professional leaders and Trustees.

We are mutually supportive and financially disciplined with a culture and ethos that benefits from shared expertise and success. We share a morally sound vision with a focus on the individual student. We aim to provide the care and support to enable each individual to flourish.

We are committed to the development of our staff and with the Alpha Teaching School Hub and a provider of Outstanding Initial Teacher Training (CTTC) as Trust partners, we are able to offer first class professional development.

It is central to the philosophy of this Trust that our students will learn in an orderly atmosphere, developing the capacity for creative independent thought and the ability to communicate effectively.

Our vision has school improvement at the core of every decision we take to ensure every child is given the opportunity to achieve outstanding outcomes. We believe that the partnership unique to Alpha Trust forms the solid foundation to ensuring this success.

Gillian Marshall MSc NPQH

Please click on the links below to navigate to the welcome message from the Executive Principal, Principal or Headteacher, or to the home page, at each Alpha Trust school:

Colchester County High School for Girls

The Gilberd School

Manningtree High School

Home Farm Primary School

The Trinity School