About Us

Welcome from the Executive Principal


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Waverley Education Foundation Trust.

I joined the “Waverley Family” in September 2022, and it has been my honour and privilege to serve the local and wider community.

Waverley Education Foundation (WEF) is a Multi Academy Trust, which operates both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College. WEF has over 1900 pupils on roll across the trust. It develops, brokers and delivers a range of services which support learning and leadership & management and improve outcomes for children and young people.

Waverley School is an all through school catering for students aged 4 – 19, of all abilities from all ethnic backgrounds. On arrival in Reception, the foundations are laid to enable children to do well as they progress through the school.

“The all-through provision enables pupils moving from primary to secondary to build on their prior learning.” – Waverley School - Ofsted 2021

It is one of a few schools in the city which has a Special Needs Resource Base for both primary and secondary students.

“The curriculum for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is adapted well to meet their needs” – Waverley School - Ofsted 2021

Waverley Studio College opened in September 2013 and caters for students at key stages 4 and 5. With up to 75 students in each cohort the college has provision for up to 300 students.

In its September 2022 Ofsted inspection the Studio College retained its ‘Good’ grading. Inspectors stated that ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They get on well together.’

At WEF we aim to give all students every opportunity to maximise their full potential through a wide range of activities, enabling them to be successful members of society.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum where academic rigour is matched by an equally important love of the creative arts, music and sport.

Our Sixth Form provision across the trust is very popular, offering both academic and vocational pathways that enable students to further their education beyond the age of 18, with many of them gaining their first choice university places.

Through our trust values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect (HEAR) we encourage our students to have high expectations, aim high, work hard and develop their intellectual powers to the full. To help our students to achieve this, we have skilful, committed, dedicated staff and a stimulating and disciplined learning environment.

We are very proud of our community across the trust which is rich in cultural diversity. We aim to give each student a sense of belonging to the community based on mutual respect and self-discipline.

“Pupils have a strong understanding of diversity, respect and tolerance, including for different family lifestyles.” – Waverley School - Ofsted 2021

Throughout their time at WEF, students will develop as ‘Waverley Learners’. This is someone who is an independent enquirer, creative thinker, reflective learner, team worker, self-manager and effective participator.

To achieve success for your child, there needs to be a strong partnership between the school and parents/carers. It relies upon parents/carers having high aspirations for their child; teachers having high aspirations for themselves and their students and the students having high aspirations for themselves. This partnership, we are confident, will result in ultimate success for your child.

Mr S. Farar - Executive Principal