Tilian Partnership

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


The MAT consists of the four schools that were originally federated at the Tilian Federation:

  • Bardwell CE Primary
  • Gislingham CE Primary
  • Old Newton CE Primary and
  • Palgrave CE Primary

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

Schools joining the MAT will need to operate under a different structure and therefore our scheme of delegation is written to ensure that there is flexibility to suit the needs of the 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. 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.