Our multi-academy trust (MAT) was originally set-up by Herts for Learning (HfL), which is a company that provides a range of services to schools in Hertfordshire. As our multi-academy trust is now fully established and as we operate separately from HfL, the Trustees and HfL agreed that it made sense to change the name of our MAT. Therefore, at the beginning of the Autumn Term 2019, the name of our MAT changed from ‘Herts for Learning’ to ‘Agora Learning Partnership’. You will start to see us using this new name when we mention the multi academy trust, for example on our school website, our policies and on letters.
The word ‘agora’ is an ancient one which means a place for meeting and coming together. Therefore the name Agora Learning Partnership was chosen as it reflects the way schools in the MAT come together to learn and work in partnership for the benefit of the all the children. In addition, we continue to work with HfL and other schools in Hertfordshire, as we have always done.
The Orchard Primary School is a business name of the Agora Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 10290954 at registered address The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW.