Our Vision and Mission


The Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership (MNSP) was established in 2009, as a result of the successful merger between Norton Hill and Somervale Schools, both situated in Midsomer Norton in Bath & North East Somerset.

Our vision is simple: we strive to ensure all children can attend a good or better school, regardless of their socio-economic background or postcode. We believe that this can be achieved through well-planned, meaningful collaboration between schools and relentless high expectations in everything we do.

Over the past few years the Trust has grown significantly to include several new schools, thereby expanding its reach and impact both locally and beyond. This collaborative effort has empowered us to provide exceptional educational opportunities for children in communities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset and Somerset.

As a highly successful Trust with an enviable track record of excellence, we remain resolute to expanding our reach and transforming life chances for more young people in the South West of England.  In July 2023, Ofsted validated our successes.  Our MATSE report can be viewed here 

Our strategic MAT vision can be viewed here.


At the core of the MNSP Trust lies a shared commitment to supporting our local school communities in their hubs. This region is a fantastic place to live and work and our thirty-two member schools are dedicated to nurturing personal development, wellbeing and academic excellence. We are committed to always putting the needs of our children first, to support outstanding educational outcomes. Working together within our hub network offers numerous advantages for the children and staff in our schools. Whether it’s through the exchange of resources and the promotion of best teaching practices, or the assurance of immediate assistance from our closely-knit partner network when challenges arise. What is clear, is our collaborative approach is invaluable to all who are part of the Trust. Our positive impact on schools and children is significant and we are relentless in our pursuit to ensure every child in our Trust attends a good or better school.

Through our collective endeavours, we aspire to develop children who want to achieve well, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. Our moral purpose is the same today as it was in 2009 when the Trust was formed. Simply put, every child not only has the right to attend a good or better school and achieve great outcomes, but also when they leave our schools, they are good people, who contribute positively to society. 

We have the capacity to expand our reach as a MAT and have a well developed growth strategy for 2024-29. You are welcome to contact us and discuss our growth plans and strategy at any time. 


Growth plan 2024-2029

The MNSP 5 Year Strategic Growth Plan can be viewed here

What?            Why?                                          

To be a recognised national player

Because we will be able to influence the quality of education for more children. Because we are good at what we do. 

South-West focused

So we do not over-stretch ourselves and we have a sensible geography.

50 schools, 35,000 children, 7,000 staff

To have sufficient scale, influence and expertise to meet our Trust vision. To provide increased opportunity for staff and pupils. 

6 or 7 hubs

To provide tight leadership and management under the umbrella of MNSP. To allow cross-school sharing of staff and pupils. 

Up to 10% top slice


To  ensure that we can GAG pool resources and employ all school based site, catering, IT and finance staff. 

The most successful MAT in terms of school improvement

To ensure the education system supports the wider aims of society. 

Moral Purpose - transforming life chances

We want our communities to have a good school accessible for every child no matter their background.