GEP and AST Merger Consultation
The Boards of Trustees for both Athena Schools Trust (AST) and Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) are announcing their proposal to merge the two trusts to form a single organisation from September 2021. The two trusts have worked closely together over the past 18 months, and since June 2020 have shared the same Chief Executive, Jack Mayhew.
During this time, the benefits of working as one larger group of schools have become clear. It has been concluded that a merger will provide a better service to schools, staff and pupils, offering better educational provision and greater financial efficiency.