Welcome to The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation runs a growing network of primary, secondary and special schools with clusters in Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

The White Horse Federation was founded with the aim of improving the life chances and raising the aspirations of young people – we want our schools to be beacons in our region; places that children and young people come, knowing we are in their corner and that we will do everything in our power to help them thrive and succeed.

The Trust believes in the power of a first-rate curriculum: such an education is the best foundation for helping young people to succeed and overcome social barriers, irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points.

Our aim is for our students to leave our schools ready to take their place in the world - well-educated, motivated and with strong leadership skills, personally accomplished and determined to make a positive and lasting contribution to the world. By forging strong partnerships with parents and carers, promoting equal opportunities, and continuously improving our practices, we create an inclusive and supportive educational community where every student can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Simon Cowley

Simon Cowley

Interim Co-CEO
Director of Education

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Interim Co-CEO
Director of Education

The White Horse Federation

WHF Head Office

Plymouth Street

Swindon Wiltshire


01793 818603

[email protected]

Vision & Values 

Our Mission

At the White Horse Federation, our mission is to improve life chances and raise the aspirations of young people. 

To achieve these goals, the Trust believes in the power of a first-rate education to help young people to succeed and overcome social barriers, irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points.

Our Vision

Our vision is for The White Horse Federation to be family of excellent schools which, both individually and collectively have the best academic results in the region and are consistently chosen by parents. 

Enabling this, is a robust operational model: sustainable financial performance; effective governance and leadership; sound estate and IT infrastructure; effective risk management; and strong community engagement.

Our Values

At The White Horse Federation, every educator has the best interests of young people at heart. We want to ensure that no child is left behind. Equally important to us is the preservation – and celebration – of the unique identity of each school within our trust. We celebrate and value the contribution each of our schools makes to ensuring young people in South West England receive the best possible education, and enriching experiences.