Woodard Academies Trust is an education charity formed in 2007 to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.
Woodard currently sponsors six academies across the UK:
Though geographically diverse, our academies share an educational vision which empowers, celebrates diversity and adds value to a child’s development. Academic achievement is central to our work, but our academies also provide a huge range of extra-curricular activities that develop new interests and skills, celebrate all aspects of learning, and challenge young people out of their comfort zone.
Our academies share a common sense of sense of ‘faith, unity and vision’:
Faith - A Woodard education values both the spiritual and moral development of each person giving strength, confidence and respect for others. Our students are from all faiths and traditions, and none, allowing them to develop and learn in the rich, diverse culture of our academies.
Unity - The Woodard family of schools provides many inter-school opportunities, the sharing of best practice and a strength and expertise within education; including the use of modern facilities and professional teaching.
Vision - Woodard Schools and Academies offer a 21st century education rooted in the vision of our founder, Nathaniel Woodard. A vision which challenges those that believe education is simply a matter of teaching and learning certain skills. The education of the whole person, to foster the unique potential of each individual, is the Woodard way.