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Spiral Partnership Trust is a learning community which includes four primary schools, two childrens centres and St Albans Plus, a local partnership provider. We provide an interesting and engaging education to 1300 pupils and wider services to families in our local communities. 


We are delighted to be welcoming Mount Pleasant Lane Primary school & Springmead Primary School to our Spiral family of schools this summer.


Mandeville Primary School has grown from a small special measures school with less than 100 pupils  (Sept 2000) to an over-subscribed two form entry school judged outstanding by OfSTED in 2008.  This transformation has been achieved by creating a culture that prioritises learning at every opportunity.  Mandeville School is now an accredited National Support School, teaching and support staff play an active role in supporting other schools.


Chaulden Junior School joined Spiral Academies Trust in May 2013 and embarked upon a journey of rapid improvement.  Identified by OfSTED as requiring Special Measures in September 2012 the school has had a high level of support and made rapid progress. The latest Ofsted report (Jan 2015) identified many strengths and judged Chaulden Junior School as good in every aspect.  Feedback from parents and children is very positive and the attainment of pupils goes from strength to strength.


Fleetville Infant and Nursery School is a popular 3 form entry Infant & Nursery School with a close working relationship with its link Junior School.  Fleetville Infants is a National Support School and has many areas of strength and good practice to share. The school is  a recognised "Investor in People" and has twice been graded outstanding by  OFSTED. other achievements include  the gold standard Inclusion Mark and Herts Quality Standard. The school is proud of working with all stakeholders to constantly strive for excellence.


Fleetville Junior School is an oversubscribed 3 form entry Junior school judged as outstanding by OFSTED in 2011. It has a close working relationship with its link Infant school. The school values not only its consistent academic success, but also its provision of a secure and caring environment in which all children are happy, eager and motivated to learn. A strong commitment to partnership and teamwork are an essentail part of the school's character.


St Albans Plus is a Local Partnership that serves the schools and families in St Albans. It is driven by its commitment to improving life chances for children and young people. By providing access to emotional wellbeing, early intervention and extended services they are able to support families, enabling our children and young people to have better outcomes.  Vista aims to change lives and bring families together.


The Alban Way Children’s Centres cover the eastern area of St Albans. They provide  support for families in giving their children under five years of age the best start in life.  Families benefit from better opportunities with access to childcare, family support, health services, outreach services, training and employment advice. The Alban Way Children’s Centres aim to be the first port of call for all parents.


Spiral Partnership Trust aims to expand to take advantage of the efficiencies and economies of scale that can be achieved by growth but will remain small enough to be people focused, thus balancing the efficiencies of size with the stability and capacity to ensure sustained improvement.  We work closely with Herts for Learning and are an active part of all local networks and partnerships, putting us at the heart of the Hertfordshire family.