Creating a place where children can learn and flourish


The University of Winchester Academy Trust was delighted to be selected as the sponsor for the brand new Barton Farm Academy. The Academy will serve the new ‘Kings Barton’ development in Winchester. It will be a 420 place academy for children aged 4-11. It is planned that the Academy will open to its first children in the September 2020 school year.

We aim to create an academy where children will learn and flourish and which is aspirational, inclusive and joyful. We have been working with Hampshire County Council’s architects to design a building which meets the highest standards for environmental sustainability and which will provide inspiring and creative learning spaces for children to flourish.

The Barton Farm Academy will benefit from the University’s outstanding track record in teacher education and extensive regional school partnerships, our evidence-based learning and teaching, our powerful links with local business and community organisations, and our passionate commitment to social justice and sustainability.

Barton Farm Academy will be a feeder primary for the Henry Beaufort School. We are already working closely with them to ensure that children have a seamless transition to their secondary school. Our partnership will mean that Kings Barton is truly a learning community, with lifelong learning opportunities from the early years right through to higher education. Find out more about the Henry Beaufort School here.

The planning application for the building was approved in October 2015. Building work will start on site in spring 2019.



You can apply for a place in the Reception class for the start of the school year in September 2020 through the Hampshire County Council admissions process. This takes place between November and January in the year prior to entry. For more information visit

At other times of the year, you will need to apply directly to the Academy. Please contact us for more information.

Applications will be processed and places offered in line with our Admissions Policy.

Depending on demand from the new development of King’s Barton, we may be able to offer places in other year groups. Please contact us to register your interest.

In time, the Academy will increase the number of pupils on roll to 420 places with a two-form intake.

Admissions Policy

See the plans for the new academy

(courtesy of Hampshire County Council)


Barton Farm
Master Plan


Barton Farm
Site Location Plan


Barton Farm
Aerial View


Barton Farm image gallery


For information about the brand new Barton Farm Academy, you can get in touch through our contact page

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