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Hamwic Education Trust

The school became an Academy on February 1st 2015 and was the first school in the newly created Ridings Partnership. The Ridings Partnership is part of the the Hamwic Education Trust.


Hamwic Education Trust Ethos

Hamwic Education Trust celebrates the uniqueness of pupils, staff and schools, and aims for everyone to achieve their full potential through the pathways of opportunities available.


It aims to achieve this by:

  • Supporting and challenging the Trust schools’ leaders, staff  and pupils to achieve their best, ensuring the Trust has the skills and expertise to do this
  • Providing a safe and enabling learning environment for all
  • Ensuring that every pupil has the same opportunities to be successful
  • Providing opportunities for the complete learning journey for our pupils and staff
  • Ensuring schools have the resources they need for learning
  • Recognising and respecting the individuality of each school and setting
  • Facilitating communities of schools working together for the benefit of all, both in partnerships and across the wider Trust

Our ethos:

  • Inclusive – opportunities for all
  • Supportive– health and well-being
  • Collaborative– recognising that the sum is bigger than the individual parts
  • Respectful – of each other, our people and pupils
  • Outward-facing – learning from each other and outside of the Trust
  • Empowering – staff and pupils to take a collective responsibility for learning
  • Open and honest – transparent in our decision making

Our aspirations:

  • All pupils to make expected progress or better
  • All schools to be judged good or better by Ofsted
  • To be an Employer of Choice – recruit, develop and retain the best
  • All schools and Trust to be financially sustainable
  • All schools to have a safe learning environment that supports learning and development

The aim of the Hamwic Education Trust is to establish self-improving school systems by creating local communities of schools where Head Teachers take a collective responsibility for student outcomes.


To find out more about the Hamwic Education Trust, please follow this link:


For information about Hamwic Education Trust governance please follow the link

The contact address for the Hamwic Education Trust head office is:


Hamwic Education Trust

Unit E, The Mill Yard
Nursling Street
SO16 0AJ


Telephone: 023 8078 6833


Hamwic Education Trust Chief Executive Officer: Robert Farmer

Chair of Board of MAT: Alice Wrighton,

MAT website:


A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 10749662