About JOG

Excalibur Academies Trust

A family of schools achieving excellence and empowering individuality

Founded in 2012, Excalibur Academies Trust has grown from two schools in Marlborough, Wiltshire,  to 13 schools in four local authorities stretching from Bristol to Reading along the M4 corridor, providing high quality education to almost 5000 children from age 2 to age 18. Our vision is to provide an excellent education empowering individuals to thrive and grow within a caring, aspirational and outward looking culture. We believe in investing in our staff to ensure we attract and retain talented, dedicated people who are committed to changing children’s lives for the better. With a strong track record of raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils across the trust, it is our mission to promote social mobility and personal fulfilment through the transformative power of education. Our growth strategy is based on our hub model and building the capacity to provide strong support and opportunities to schools who share our vision.

Our Culture

We believe that the culture of an organisation lives through the behaviours of its people. Our culture is underpinned by our vison and values and is demonstrated by the expectation that every member of the Excalibur family will be:​

  • Ambitious for all: always having high expectations and aspirations ​
  • Collaborative: seeking out opportunities to work with others ​
  • Respectful of others: celebrating diversity and individuality​
  • Dynamic: constantly questioning, planning and moving forward​
  • Ethical: doing what is right and challenging what is wrong​
  • Caring: showing kindness and compassion and making time for others​
  • Outward-looking: learning from the best and thinking big​
  • Positive: having an optimistic outlook and celebrating achievement​
  • Joyful: enjoying life and being grateful ​
  • Resilient: keeping going even when the going gets tough​

Our Aims

  • To achieve educational excellence​
  • To value and develop our people​
  • To ensure sustainability as we grow​