The three patrons are:
King Alfred the Great
.. was appointed as the school’s Chief Patron.
Hereward the Wake
.. who held out so bravely against the Norman invaders in the 11th century, and who gives the school its emblem of the Wake Knot;
..who gives the school its motto “Keep Troth” – referring not just to truthfulness but to faithfulness and to loyalty as well. Troth means faith, trust and loyalty.