The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation was founded with the aim of improving the life chances and raising the aspirations of young people. 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 academies 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. We firmly believe that a child’s background should not be a barrier to success and we are committed to delivering an education that broadens students’ horizons in a truly transformative way.

Paul Smith
National Leader of Education
Chief Executive Officer


The White Horse FederationAbout Us

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.

Since joining The White Horse Federation in 2014, Zouch Academy has been given invaluable support, which has enabled us to make rapid and sustained improvements to the school. We have high standards and expectations in everything that we do, and we are determined to continue striving for success. The support and training provided by The White Horse Federation ensures that teaching and learning is always improving. We also benefit from collaboration with other schools and we now provide support for a range of academies in the Federation.

Mrs N JohnsonPrincipal & Designated Safeguarding Lead

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.


The White Horse Federation

WHF Head Office
Plymouth Street
Swindon Wiltshire
SN1 2LB

01793 818603

[email protected]


Values-based Education

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.