Trust & Governance

Wildern became a stand alone academy in 2011.  On the 1st July 2018 it became a Multi Academy Trust.

As an outward looking school, our students’ learning is rich in its understanding of cultural diversity within a global context and as a consequence our ethos/culture of respect pervades throughout.

At Wildern we believe in the power of the Arts to promote personal development, self-reliance, creativity and independence of thought, promoting confidence and responsibility.

Our music academy adds a further dimension to the cultural life of our school offering both opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

Our sports ethos focuses on personal health, fitness and well-being, in addition to encouraging sports competition and promoting team spirit.

Wildern is a high-performing school.  Our impressive academic success ensures that our students are ready for life beyond Wildern; many going to Russell group universities or/and becoming professionals across a wide spectrum of fields.

Whilst our excellent GCSE results may demonstrate outstanding student learning, at our heart is a focus on every student as an individual and we are proud that we challenge and stimulate each and every student, regardless of ability, in order that they flourish.

Every student matters. We want them to be curious, proud, determined, respectful and reflective learners, so they are well-placed to adapt to life and, eventually, the world of work.

To this end, the three stated multi academy aims for are:

  1. To enhance the opportunities and successes enjoyed by all present and future students and staff.
  2. To develop further Wildern school’s track record of contributing to school improvement, innovation and transformation both within the school, locally within our immediate family of schools and for the wider system as a whole and use this as a model for all schools in the Trust.  
  3. To develop further Wildern schools wider community role and our contribution to opportunities for our stakeholders in our immediate community, particularly in the arts and sport. To ensure the new schools provide the same to their communities

Wildern Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07554117.Registered Office address: Wildern School Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 4EJ.

Click here for Companies House. Company type Private Limited Company by guarantee without share capital use of 'Limited' exemption


The Multi Academy Trust comprises of three tiers of governance oversight, the Members, the Trust Board (Trustees) and the Local Governing Body (LGB) governors. 

Members have the power to appoint or remove Trustees, amend the Articles and receive the accounts.  Members will meet at least once a year, of which one meeting will be the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

The Trust Board are involved in setting a long-term strategic direction for the school, act as a critical friend to the school and ensure that the school is accountable for its actions.  They are responsible for setting policies and objectives, approving the budget and ensuring financial probity, appointing staff and challenging and supporting the Headteacher and Executive Headteacher.  

The Trust Board aims to achieve a balanced group that has the right skills, experience and dynamic for the group to work well and support the Academy in achieving exceptional performance.  

The Trust Board meet at least once every term.  The Finance Committee and Wildern School Local Governing Body meet once every half term.  

There are a number of vacancies on the Trust Board and Local Governing Body at this time, these will be filled as the Trust progress further towards the Multi Academy Trust governance structure.  

Chair of the Trust Board

Glenda Lane 

Clerk to the Trust Board 

Annette Towgood 

Correspondence to Trust Board should be addressed to: 

Annette Towgood

Clerk to the Trust Board

Wildern School 

Wildern Lane 

Hedge End 

SO30 4EJ 

Emails can be sent to 

Trust Board


Joseph Cooil

Gwennan Harrison-Jones

Debbie Johnson

Martin Lewis



Katie Griffin

Anthony Jardine

Glenda Lane

MarieLou Litton

Sarah Martin 

Ruth Saw

Liam Thomas 

Karen Wigley

Jonathan Williams


Wildern School Local Governing Body 

Nicola Addis

David Bull

Mark Heath (Parent Governor) 

Anthony Jardine

Brett Milburn 

Ceri Oakley 

Karen Wigley - Chair 


Boorley Park Primary School Local Governing Body 

Rosemary Dawson-Edwards 

Neil Freeman

Jenny Gregory - Chair 

Tamsin Sillars 

Matt Jones

Sian Ozanne

Ruth Saw  

Richard Sims 


Deer Park School Local Governing Body 

Rosemary Dawson-Edwards

Marie Lou Litten 

Sally Wheeler 

Jonathan Williams 

A copy of our latest Academy documents are attached below


Articles of Association
Funding Agreement
Memorandum of Association
VFM Statement
Wildern 2014 Accounts
Wildern 2015 Accounts
Wildern 2016 Accounts
Wildern 2019 Accounts
Wildern Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation
Trust Board Annual Statement 2020/2021
Trust Strategic Principles/Objectives
Boorley Park LGB Details & Register of Interest 19
Wildern School LGB Details & Register of Interest
Members Details & Register of Interests 19/20 as a
Trust Board Details & Register of Interests 20/21