Headteacher Welcome Message

Welcome from the Headteacher

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your children.  I am very proud to be Headteacher of this wonderful school.

At Wilfred Owen, we value academic achievement.  We also see the equal importance of social and emotional development by providing our children with rich and varied opportunities. We provide children with a toolkit for life.

We believe that everyone can achieve great things and we work hard to develop this self-belief and ambition.  We see the importance of the whole family in the success of our school.

We believe that happy, safe, and secure children learn best when they can take risks and challenge themselves and others.  We offer a wide range of support and opportunities so this can happen.

We believe that the school should be at the heart of it’s community and are committed to helping everyone to meet their potential.

This website will give you a just a glimpse of school life. I am always delighted to show visitors around the school during the school day so that you can see our children and adults working hard while enjoying their learning in a calm, purposeful and stimulating environment.

We are proud to be part of Empower Trust and would like to share with you a welcome message from Carla Whelan, our CEO.

Mrs Karen Matthews

Welcome from our CEO


Welcome to Wilfred Owen and Empower Multi Academy Trust

As a team we believe in the power of collaboration and the importance of developing schools who instil ambition and the desire in every member of staff and every young person to discover and achieve their personal best, overcoming any challenge they may face.

Wilfred Owen works closely with our team of schools in the pursuit of excellence, with young people at the heart of everything we all do, and personal well-being prioritised at every stage.

As the CEO of Empower, I am passionate about providing children with inspiring and safe places to learn, where they feel respected and where they can thrive and lead happy, healthy lives. We know we are responsible for tomorrow’s employees, employers, parents, and future leaders and so we take very seriously the impact that we can have upon a local area building a community which supports today’s events and challenges the future.

At Empower we celebrate and promote every school’s own unique identity while establishing a collaborative way of working which helps bind schools together to achieve more, Wilfred Owen brings its unique identity to our trust and supports ensuring every young person we are accountable for gets our best offer.

I hope you are inspired to join us on our journey.

Carla Whelan