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Hamwic Education Trust

Hamwic Education Trust


Hillbourne Primary School is part of Hamwic Education Trust - one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the South of England. Its academies work in local community partnerships based in Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole and East Dorset.  


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
  • Recognizing 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


It aims to achieve this by:


  • 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​​​​​​​


To find out more about the Hamwic Education Trust



    The Hillary Partnership in Poole and East Dorset


    Hillbourne Primary School is in Hamwic’s Hillary Partnership with the following schools:



    • Bearwood Primary and Nursery School
    • Hamworthy Park Junior School
    • Henbury View First School
    • Lytchett Matravers Primary School
    • Springdale First School
    • Twin Sails Infant School
    • Upton Infant School
    • Upton Junior School
    • Wimborne First School


    Hamwic Education Trust

    Company no: 10749662

    CEO: Robert Farmer

    Trust Board Chair: Alice Wrighton

    Unit E, The Mill Yard
    Nursling Street
    Hampshire SO16 0AJ
    Telephone: 023 8078 6833


    To contact Chair of Board please email Alice Wrighton, Head Office,