Aylsham Learning Federation

"Parents are very supportive of the school and share a close working relationship with staff which greatly benefits pupils." Ofsted

The Aylsham Learning Federation (ALF) was initially formed in July 2016 between Bure Valley School and Aylsham High School to support the development of education in Aylsham.

In March 2018. The Governing Board of John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School voted to join ALF and so now this is a federation of the three schools. This is a great opportunity to work across the age range.

ALF works closely with our other partner primary and infant schools to nurture a collaborative and continuous approach to learning and enjoyment. Our work in this area is second to none regionally and is considered to be amongst the best practice to be found nationally.

In addition, ALF are part of the Aylsham Cluster Trust, the first Cluster in Norfolk to form a Co-operative Cluster Trust, which will help this partnership become even stronger.

John of Gaunt is an outward looking school that constantly seeks to collaborate with other schools as we believe this helps us to provide an incredibly rich curriculum and effective teaching.

John of Gaunt is at the heart of our community, our excellent staff and pupils at the school help to create a great spirit that is felt by the wider community.


Aylsham is a truly great place to work and learn.