Great Bedwyn Primary School joins Excalibur

Spelling out Great Bedwyn School; at the back Toby Watson; Chairman, Excalibur Academies Trust, Dr Patrick Hazlewood; CEO, Nicola Williams; Principal, Gill Mortimer; Chair of Great Bedwyn’s Local Governing Body

On the hottest April day since 1949 Excalibur Academies Trust welcomed the ninth school to join its family. Great Bedwyn is an outstanding primary school and as most students will progress to Excalibur’s St John’s Marlborough sees the huge benefit of offering a consistent all through educational experience. Joining Excalibur allows Great Bedwyn to retain its autonomy and unique characteristics whilst working with other academies within the Trust sharing best practice to ensure continuous improvement. Nicola Williams, Principal of Great Bedwyn CofE Primary School said, “Having undertaken considerable research, the Governors and I believe that joining Excalibur offers the opportunity to be part of a forward thinking multi academy trust which will ensure we continue to offer an exceptional educational experience for our children and increase development opportunities for staff.

Joining Excalibur was marked with a special assembly about joining a family of schools attended by the CEO and Chairman of Excalibur Academies Trust. The children gave  a beautiful rendition of their school song and were presented with a commemorative pencil, there was also a fabulous cake decorated with the school crest – but only staff were lucky enough to get a piece!