Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4DT

01483 566586

Sandfield Primary School

Challenge ourselves and one another, Learn together, Achieve success

Guildford Education Partnership (GEP)

The Guildford Education Partnership (GEP) was established in 2013 and is led by George Abbot School and Boxgrove Primary School. A multi-academy trust (MAT) is an organisation that runs a number of academies, under a single charitable company. Sandfield Primary School converted to a Sponsored Academy on 1 September 2014, joining the GEP. 



The Guildford Education Partnership is a developing Multi Academy Trust (“MAT”) with a cross-phase family of schools with the common aim of continuous school improvement through challenge, collaboration and support. It seeks to be a network of schools where every child/young person receives the best possible education through the sharing of best practice and world class professional development opportunities for staff.


  • We promote excellence, personal achievement and the realisation of each and every child’s/pupil's potential, irrespective of their gender, race, ability or background;
  • We believe that children/students should be at the centre of everything we do and receive the best possible education; and
  • All schools in the partnership will be working towards or maintaining outstanding status.


GEP Academies believes that all schools are more effective when they work in partnership than when they stand alone. We value and embrace each school's uniqueness and the community it serves, whilst seeking to learn from and share with each other so that we spread excellence effectively. 

Ambitions & Objectives

  • We aim to offer an outstanding education to all the pupils in all our schools. Our vision and values will underpin all that the Trust does;
  • We aim to realise the potential of every pupil in every school and to prepare them for a successful future in the 21st Century;
  • We aim to provide strong, ambitious and inspirational leadership in every school so that every pupil and every member of staff is encouraged to achieve more than they thought was possible;
  • We aim to set challenging targets for all our schools and to use key data sets to drive progress;
  • We aim to use the most effective new technologies to drive attainment and progress;
  • We aim to offer the very best CPD in Teaching & Learning, in Leadership and Management and in Extra-Curricular activities to all our staff;
  • We aim to develop a co-operative and collaborative ethos across all our schools so that best practice is shared in the best interests of all pupils and all staff; and
  • We aim to deliver all of the above within a predetermined budget, which is audited and gives best value for money through procurement of shared services.

GEP Executive Team:

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Peter Gale
Chief Operating Officer Mrs Ali-Larcombe-Fish
Director of Education Mr. Andrew Roach


Why Choose GEP?

  • Local solutions for local schools.
  • Proven track record of school to school support.
  • Collaborative approach: schools do not work in isolation.
  • Well qualified and experienced Executive Team with significant expertise in working with Governing Bodies to make schools successful.
  • Greater scope for sharing school improvement expertise.
  • Outstanding support from an established, linked Teaching School Alliance.
  • Exciting opportunities for leadership development and promotion.
  • Innovative solutions for Teacher Recruitment and Retention.
  • Increased economies of scale enabling more efficient procurement and shared costs.
  • Support for Academy conversion and beyond.


To view the documents listed below, please see the following page of the GEP web site: Click here

GEP Annual Report/ Accounts 2016-2017

GEP Annual Report/ Accounts 2015-2016

GEP Articles of Association

GEP Master Funding Agreement

GEP Register of Interests

GEP Scheme of Delegation

GEP Structure

GEP Trustees and Members


The following two policies are also available on the same page:

GEP Concerns and Complaints Policy

GEP Freedom of Information Policy 


Contact the GEP 

GEP Academies
c/o George Abbot School
Woodruff Avenue

   t  01483 888188