Successful, aspirational and inclusive learning for everyone


“Our ambition is to create academies which are exemplars of values-driven education and which have sustainability at their heart. They will be both a cornerstone of the local community and recognised for their inspirational and evidence-based learning.”

Professor Joy Carter DL, Vice-Chancellor,
University of Winchester


Our schools are



Helping children create ambitions for their future



Environmentally friendly buildings and living our values every day



Ensuring children enjoy learning and achieving



Encouraging children to be the best they can be



Individuals matter and everyone is valued

What makes our Academy Trust different?

All children at our academies learn and flourish in a values-based environment underpinned by the University values of ‘individuals matter’, ‘creativity’, ‘diversity’, ‘spirituality’, ‘intellectual freedom’ and ‘social justice’.


What do our values look like in our schools?


Individuals Matter

Independent and confident individuals are developed through:

  • Personalised learning with individual mentoring and support
  • A supportive environment which values children, staff, parents, carers and families as part of our school community
  • ‘Rights, Respect, Responsibility’ and opportunities to develop character and values

Social Justice

Individuals who can achieve their potential and who champion fairness are developed through:

  • Modelling social justice in all our activities – for example school food that is fair trade / free range / locally sourced
  • Widening horizons for children and their families and building understanding of our world
  • Working with others, teaching others, and supporting people in need


Respectful citizens of the world who delight in diversity are developed through:

  • Aspiration for all children whatever their background and ability
  • Celebrating difference and diversity, with opportunities to explore different cultures, traditions, customs and beliefs
  • Listening to and respecting all members of our community and the wider world


Individuals who appreciate that creativity is a way of working, thinking and being are developed through:

  • Creative learning spaces to explore independence
  • Opportunities to engage with real-world and relevant problems in an imaginative and practical way
  • Opportunities to develop entrepreneurship and enterprise with local business and third sector organisations


Together, we aim to explore the mystery of life and to grow in wisdom and love through:
  • Values rooted in the University’s Christian Foundation
  • Creative links with the Church of England and other faith groups
  • Fostering compassion, empathy and an understanding of others’ values and culture

Intellectual Freedom

Individuals with a lifelong love of learning are developed through:

  • A culture where leaders, teachers and pupils are enquirers
  • The freedom to explore and develop passions
  • Authentic learning which goes beyond the curriculum – developing understanding of our world

Contact us to find out more about our ethos and vision

Latest news

  • Inclusion is a significant strength
    OfstedUniversity of Winchester Inspection Report
  • Education is about changing lives, and in the University of Winchester we found a partner which understands that as well as we do
    John D.F. MartinHeadteacher, Castle Hill Junior School
  • Provision is outstanding because there are very high levels of commitment across the partnership
    OfstedUniversity of Winchester Inspection Report