Our sponsor is a leading university, with experience of supporting innovative education


The University of Winchester is a values-driven institution that offers excellent programmes of study sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality.

The University is currently celebrating 175 years of providing world-leading values-driven higher education. Founded by the Church of England in 1840 to train teachers, the University still celebrates its Christian foundation and remains true to its roots in social justice and service to the community.

Today the University is home to 8000 students and 700 staff, and offers a wide range of degrees and postgraduate qualifications across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and is home to the Winchester Business School. In the latest Research Excellence Framework assessment, 82% of our research was rated as internationally recognised. We have a particular strength in widening participation in Higher Education among disadvantaged groups. The University is a leader locally and nationally in sustainability and has won many awards for its sustainable buildings and ethical catering. The University of Winchester is the only university in the UK to be awarded five-star accreditation rating for overall organisational excellence by the British Quality Foundation.

The University of Winchester has extensive experience of supporting schools and delivering innovation in education. The University is an Outstanding provider of teacher training and has an extensive partnership of over 800 schools.

The University of Winchester is also a co-sponsor of the Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth.


For further information about the University of Winchester or the Academy Trust, contact us today


  • Inclusion is a significant strength
    Ofsted Inspection Report, University of Winchester
  • 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
    Ofsted Inspection ReportUniversity of Winchester