Affinity Teaching School Alliance

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Affinity Teaching School Alliance is a dynamic and values-driven partnership of schools working across Somerset, and with strong links with other Teaching Schools in Devon, North Somerset and Dorset to ensure that every child has the highest quality education possible. This is about schools supporting schools that share the core values of inclusivity, openness, and trust so that we establish a sustainable and powerful system for school improvement. We believe that everything we do must have an impact on classroom practice, on improving teaching and directly improving the learning for children.

Membership of ATSA is currently free and gives you access to all programmes and CPD, networking events and opportunities for funding. If you share our values and beliefs and wish to join the TSA, please contact:

Current partners are:

  • Huish Episcopi
  • Bridgwater College Academy
  • Court Fields
  • Whitstone
  • The Castle School
  • Haygrove School


Primary partners are:

  • Trull Primary School
  • St John’s
  • Beech Grove
  • Bishop Henderson’s
  • St George’s
  • Bishops Hull
  • Parkfield

Other partners

Somerset Association of Secondary Heads

Somerset Research School

Exeter School of Maths

Priory Learning TSA (North Somerset/Weston).

The Redstart Teaching School Alliance(Primary. Somerset).

The North Dorset Teaching School Alliance

Somerset Partnership Teaching School Alliance.

Cornwall Teaching School Alliance

National College for Nuclear https://www.ncfn.ac.uk/#)

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust.

Boolean Maths Hub

Jurassic Coast Maths Hub

Somerset Science Learning Hub.