Drove Primary About Us

The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation is a multi-academy trust that supports primary, secondary, and special schools in the south of England. At our heart is the passion and determination to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. To achieve this, we blend a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and set of values, while also ensuring there is a whole lot of fun and happiness at our schools.

We genuinely believe that working in partnership with our schools, the pupils and their parents, and the wider community serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

Dr Nicholas Capstick, OBE
CEO, The White Horse Federation

Values, culture, and character through excellence in standards

The White Horse Federation was founded with a passion for being collaborative in providing a first-class education to a wide range of children, so that each one could more fully understand what they were capable of, learn what talents they had, and strive for excellence in themselves in order to succeed in the next phase of their education and in the world of work.

"The children attending Drove Primary School have benefited enormously from being part of a larger federation of schools."

Mrs Helen Swanson Principal

We want to ensure that no child is left behind and that the unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated, and valued for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.

Values-based education is an approach to teaching that uses values to create a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment and helps students develop social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and become our framework for living. Values also influence our relationship with ourselves and others.

The wide range of positive human values encouraged in The White Horse Federation's schools include patience, respect, fairness, tolerance, compassion, and collaboration.

A positive learning environment is achieved through the values modelled by staff throughout the school. This approach quickly liberates teachers and students from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time.

Values-based education also provides social capacity to students, equipping them with the interpersonal skills, intelligence, and attitude needed to succeed at school and throughout their lives.

All schools in The White Horse Federation are committed to this values-based approach, which is summarised in our Little Green Book.

Careers at The White Horse Federation

We believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country, and we are proud to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.

Register for School Updates

by submitting this form you agree to our privacy policy.

The enquiry could not be sent, please make sure all the fields have been filled.

Thank you for getting in touch.

The White Horse Federation