Join Us

The Tilian Partnership became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) on 1st August 2016


The MAT currently consists of the seven schools:

  • Bardwell CE Primary
  • Crawford's CE Primary School (Haughley)
  • Gislingham CE Primary
  • Ixworth CE Primary
  • Old Newton CE Primary
  • Palgrave CE Primary and
  • Rougham CE Primary


Each school is led and managed by a Headteacher or Head of School with the Principal taking responsibility for the partnership.

We believe that each school should have its own ethos and it is important that the Head together with the school's Governance Committee make the decisions that are in the best interests for their pupils.


Our scheme of delegation is written to ensure that there is flexibility to suit the needs of each school. We believe that effective schools should have the benefits of a MAT without losing their autonomy.


Academy Sponsor

The Tilian Partnership has been approved as a sponsor academy by the Regional Schools Commissioner, Dr Tim Coulson. This enables us to sponsor schools in weakness. We are keen to support other schools providing we have the capacity to do so.


Joining the Tilian Partnership MAT

We are always interested in expanding the Tilian Partnership and would welcome a discussion with Heads and Governors interested in joining our MAT. If you are demonstrating the qualities of a good or outstanding school, we can give you the assurance of a MAT whilst you maintain significant autonomy with only a small financial contribution to the MAT.


Please contact us on 01359 251378


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