Our Trust is situated in Hedge End and was formed in 2018 to serve the growing, predominantly urban catchment area through Hedge End, West End and Botley. Hedge End is a town and civil parish in Hampshire, England. Situated to the east of the City of Southampton, it adjoins the districts of West End and Botley. Hedge End lies within the Borough of Eastleigh and is part of the Southampton Urban Area.
Executive Headteacher Marie-Louise Litton has been in post since September 2007 and has worked at Wildern for 18 years.
Wildern School Headteacher responsible for day-to-day management is Ceri Oakley and the leadership team comprises Mark Chance, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Natasha Cowan, Deputy Head (Curriculum), 7 Assistant Headteachers (Community, CPD and Tutor Programme, Data and Progress, KS3, KS4, Teaching and Learning and ICT systems and communication) and a Head of Central Services. Wildern School is one of the largest and most successful co-educational comprehensives in Hampshire. Our intake is 400 per year group, and there are currently 1900 students on roll. The school is very popular and heavily oversubscribed. Wildern School is organised into nine curriculum areas (with approximately 140 FTE teaching staff), and the pastoral structure.
Boorley Park Primary School Headteacher is Tamsin Sillars. Boorley Park Primary School is a new two-form entry school which opened in September 2019 initially with Reception Year.
Deer Park School is a new seven-form entry secondary school which opened in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and will grow to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.
As a Trust we have a number of national awards. These include being a Level 2 Rights Respecting School, the Eco Green Flag Award, Artsmark Platinum, Naace ICT award and 360 Degree e-safety mark.
Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.