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Hamwic Education Trust

South Coast based Education Trust

Hamwic Education Trust Academies

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Hamwic Education Trust Foundation

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Hamwic Education Trust Foundation which has been established to provide support for some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils throughout their time at school.

Further details can be found in our Latest News section

Support for Staff & Students

Hamwic Education Trust is pleased to partner with Shout 85258 -  a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for any of our students, staff or parents who are feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with students, staff or parents to take next steps towards feeling better. They can help with issues such as stress, anxiety, worry and relationship problems and are there to talk at any time of day or night.

💬 700,000 conversations
💬 28 million messages
💬 55% of texters didn’t feel like they had anyone else to talk to

If you feel like you’re struggling to cope, text HAM to 85258 for free, confidential support, 24/7.

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News & Events

  • 19th January 2022

    Weston Park Primary School rated ‘good’ for the first time

    Weston Park Primary School rated ‘good’ for the first time


    Weston Park Primary School in Southampton is celebrating after Ofsted inspectors praised the school’s transformation and rated it ‘good’ for the first time in its history.


    The school became a sponsored academy in August 2017 and under new leadership it began a large-scale school improvement plan with the support of Hamwic Education Trust. Previously the school was rated ‘requires improvement’ and it had also been in special measures.   


    Last month, Ofsted inspectors saw for themselves that life at Weston Park Primary has improved a great deal since their last visit, citing that the ‘pupils are much happier at school’. They recognised that pupil behaviour has ‘changed dramatically’ saying ‘pupils behave very well. They know what the rules are, and they follow them’ and they ‘respect their teacher and each other’.


    The report also highlights the ‘consistent and high-quality delivery of the curriculum’ and that ‘teachers have absolute clarity about how to build pupils’ knowledge and skills’. It also recognised how ‘pupils learn in a calm and organised way’ and are ‘focused on their learning’ and that they ‘work well with their fellow pupils, showing kindness and care.’


    Staff at Weston Park wholeheartedly committed to the school’s improvement journey and they are overjoyed with the result – some have worked there for nearly 20 years, able to really see how much the school has changed for the better.


    “I could not be prouder of the staff team,” said James Wiltshire, Headteacher of Weston Park Primary School. “We collectively agreed that we want to offer endless opportunities to children. Three years ago, we chose class names based on famous people who, throughout history, have changed hearts, minds and lives. I believe, alongside our community, our governors and our wider leadership team provided through Hamwic Education Trust, our staff have done that for our children too.”


    Bob Farmer, CEO at Hamwic Education Trust said: “I’m delighted that Weston Park Primary School has achieved its first ‘good’ rating. It’s a miraculous achievement and testament to the sheer determination and collaborative working among school staff, governors and the Trust. Everyone has worked together as one team to raise expectations at Weston Park. I’m pleased for the community and excited about the school’s future.”

  • 12th January 2022

    Livingstone Road Infant School in Parkstone receives glowing Ofsted | Bournemouth Echo

  • 17th December 2021

    December newsletter

  • 15th December 2021

    Chamberlayne College for the Arts

    Chamberlayne College for the Arts receives £5.5m investment for new building work and learning facilities

  • 05th November 2021

    Hamwic Foundation Christmas Eve Boxes

    Following the success and support from last year’s appeal, we are raising money again this year for our Christmas Eve Box appeal for some of our very vulnerable pupils - please share - thank you

  • 04th October 2021

    Hamwic Annual Report

    The Hamwic Education Trust Annual Report is now available. 

  • 31st August 2021

    Welcome back!

    Welcome back to the start of the Autumn Term.   

  • 21st July 2021

    Heart-warming poem from primary school pupils at Beechwood Junior School

    The 10 year-old pupils who attend Beechwood Junior School created a beautiful multicoloured poster with a heartfelt poem dedicated to the NHS and the professionals that work within it.

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