Welcome to Swindon Academy
I am fortunate to lead this successful and happy academy with our enthusiastic students, ambitious staff, supportive parents and committed governors. I hope that you enjoy visiting our website and hope that you will be able to visit us soon.
We are all very proud of our academy and its successes. Including our greatly improved examination results, the fact that we are the number 1 school in Swindon, and in the top 20% of schools nationally, for Progress 8 measures, and we are incredibly proud of our new Grammar Stream provision from Year 7. We also have the most comprehensive provision of enrichment activities for students in the area and we are able to offer entry to our welcoming and successful Sixth Form to students from other schools. We make no secret of striving for excellence in every aspect of school life.
At Swindon Academy, we want all children to succeed both academically and socially so they will be well prepared for adult life in a changing society. As such we treat our pupils as individuals and we are strongly committed to providing equal opportunities to all.
We constantly seek new horizons to enrich our children's lives. We have a unique, exciting and successful partnership with Marlborough College, where our students regularly benefit from collaborative projects, teaching, as well as receiving coaching and mentoring from staff and students at Marlborough.
We endeavour to give all children confidence and a sense of purpose and direction so that their lives can be said to have been enriched by attending Swindon Academy and we do our best to make school a positive and memorable experience for our pupils.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like to find out how attendance at Swindon Academy can benefit your son/daughter.
Our academy is an ambitious learning community, where everyone is determined to outperform their previous best. Detailed planning enables us to deliver a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Outstanding teaching fosters independent, creative and resilient learners who gain a mastery of maths and are able to communicate confidently and effectively.
High achievement, accelerated and sustained progress and the pursuit of excellence are underpinned by robust support structures and quality care and guidance. We provide leadership and development opportunities which value and bring out the best in everyone in an atmosphere of pride, respect and enthusiasm.
Strong partnerships and a reputation for innovation and excellence ensure Swindon Academy is the school of choice in our community and beyond.
Sixth Form students enjoy a range of superb facilities for their exclusive use.
Sixth Form Study Centre
Students work in the Sixth Form Study Centre during study periods, where they have access to PCs, library and careers resources, individual study pods and a group workroom where they can complete work in peaceful conditions.
Sixth Form Common Room
They also enjoy the exclusive use of a large, light, secure and recently refurbished common room where they can meet, discuss work, make a drink or eat lunch, and spend time together. Close to hand is the office of the Sixth Form Student Support Team so there is always someone available to advise and support students.
We also offer superb learning environments, such as:
Our purpose built dance studio has proved to ba an extremely popular area of the school. Students use it to practise their routines at lunchtimes and it is utilised every night after school for dance classes.
The art rooms are magnificent spaces, perfectly designed for their purpose. Natural daylight floods into the rooms, both from external windows and from 'the street', making them perfect for drawing and painting. We also have a dark room, throwing wheels, a kiln, a textile room and individual sixth form art studio spaces.
We have an excellent range of science facilities, which are located on the ground floor of 'the street'. We have a virtual lab and five further laboratories for practical lessons. The science labs are designed so they all benefit from natural light.
Technology and Music Suite
We are really fortunate to have a fully-equipped music suite in our Performing Arts department. Keyboards are connected to Apple Mac computers enabling students to digitally compose and record their music.
Students also make full use of the recording studio, both as part of their studies and as part of their personal hobbies. The musics department is a popular and well-utilized area of the school that welcomes budding artists.
Sports Hall and Area
We are able to boast that we have an international standard sports hall at Swindon Academy. In fact, the whole sports area is designed and built to international standard, having its own reception for use by the community for sporting events.
The changing and shower rooms are specially designed and located in the centre of the sports facilities. The whole area has easy access to the all-weather pitch, tennis and netball courts and the sports field. We are also pleased to be able to offer students use of our top of the range fitness suite, which boasts both cardio-vascular and resistance machines.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Swindon Academy directly.