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The Federation and our vision

Federation of Claremont and Kingsweston Schools

During the academic year 2022-2023, both Governing Bodies of Claremont and Kingsweston Schools explored the merit of sharing governance of our schools. Following consultation, both Claremont School Governing Body and Kingsweston School Governing Body independently made a unanimous decision that it was in the best interests of the schools to federate governance and senior staffing.  The federation came into effect on 1 February 2023.

In the federation there is one Governing Body to oversee both schools, defining strategy, monitoring outcomes and being financially accountable. Each school continues to operate separately, retaining their name and separate identity. Senior leadership is shared across the two schools.

Our vision

In January 2024, the Federation agreed a vision to sit alongside the schools’ visions. Our vision is that:

We are a Federation where:


Every student

 Is empowered

           to flourish

                 to develop their independence

                          and be prepared for their future


The Federation aims to:


  1. Maximise the opportunities of working together to benefit both schools.
  2. Develop potential, encourage learning and celebrate achievement of everyone.
  3. Achieve and maintain excellence in everything that is done.
  4. Treat everyone with respect, openness and integrity and offer equality of opportunity for all.
  5. Provide a safe and secure environment that is adapted to each individual’s needs.
  6. Ensure effective engagement with all stakeholders.


The Federation is committed to ensuring that this vision is a reality for the students, parents, staff and everyone connected with the school.


The vision has been written in Symbols here. Other versions to align with our Total Communication ethos will be created.


Graham Symonds

Maureen Salter


Co-chairs of Governors