• Dr P Hazlewood, CEO

CEO Welcome

Excalibur Academies Trust was formed on 1st September 2012 in order to create an exceptional collection of forward-thinking schools with the young person at the heart of everything we do.

We encourage all schools to retain their independence which has taken years – even decades – to nurture and develop, whilst benefiting from the collaboration and expertise which effortlessly flows between the schools in our Trust.

We consequently welcome schools into our Trust who share our ethos, determination and ambitions; especially in a world where local authority support is diminished and so much can be gained from working joinUsPagepicttogether. Creating a reservoir of local expertise and resource immediately lifts administrative burdens from Headteachers/Principals and teaching staff, thus benefiting our children and their achievements.

What we believe sets us apart from other Multi National Trusts is our exceptional curriculum. The Excalibur Curriculum provides high levels of challenge and focuses on the development of independent thinkers and learners. We recognise and celebrate the fact that every individual is unique and has different strengths.

We also pride ourselves on our work internationally, with many students and staff members from our Trust schools being able to share good practice in this area.

If you would like to find out more about how we work, or if you are considering Academy status, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are proud that Excalibur is a DfE approved sponsor of academies and we have the expertise to work with schools looking for a supportive partner.


Dr Patrick Hazlewood
Chief Executive