St Katharine's joins Ogbourne St George, Easton Royal and other local Primary Schools as part of Excalibur
St. Katharine’s CE Primary School has become the latest school to join the Excalibur Academies Trust.
Niki Jones, Headteacher of St Katharine’s said, “The Governors and I firmly believe that joining Excalibur Academies Trust enables St Katharine’s to retain its autonomy and individual nature whist working with other schools, both within and outside the trust, to develop best practice and continuous improvement strengthening the school and creating new and exciting possibilities for the whole Excalibur Academies Trust community”.
St. Katherine’s joins primary schools in Burbage, Easton Royal, Oare and Ogbourne St George who are already members of Excalibur together with secondary schools, St. John’s Marlborough, John O’Gaunt, Hungerford and Fairfield High School, Bristol.
“Excalibur Academies Trust was formed on 1st September 2012 in order to create an exceptional collection of forward-thinking schools with the young person at the heart of everything we do.”
“We encourage all schools to retain their independence which has taken years – even decades – to nurture and develop, whilst benefiting from the collaboration and expertise which effortlessly flows between the schools in our Trust.” Dr. Patrick Hazlewood CEO of Excalibur Academies Trust.
St. Katharine’s CE Primary School is a small rural school with just over a 100 pupils aged between 4 to 11. It is situated in the centre of the Savernake Forest and is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
The majority of pupils move to St John’s Marlborough for secondary school.
St Katherine’s was welcomed into the Trust at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr Patrick Hazlewood, CEO of Excalibur Academies Trust said, “We are very excited about St Katharine’s joining the Trust. With our focus on ensuring that every child, from the age of 4 to 18, receives an outstanding education they are a welcome addition to our strong cohort of academies which work hard together to provide an outstanding education.”.
St. Katharine’s are holding an Open Morning on Tuesday 17 October 09:30 – 11:30. Anyone interested in finding out more about the school is welcome to attend.