Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find information about our proposal for a new Church of England Secondary School in Swindon, sponsored by the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust.
On the 9th March 2015, the DfE gave provisional assent to the proposal, which means we proceed to the next stage, which will include detailed planning.
The rigorous application and assessment process by the Department for Education commenced in October 2014. DBAT worked in close partnership with two outstanding schools to prepare the bid: Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and St Mary Redcliffe & Temple CE Secondary School in Bristol. Evidence of demand for the Church of England school was provided by extensive consultation with Swindon parents. The Trust has learned that our proposal was rated the best of the two hundred submitted.
Subject to agreement by the Secretary of State, the School will open in September 2017 as part of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust. You can find more information about the Trust here and more information on the proposals on this website.
This is your opportunity to find out more, take part and tell us what you would like to happen. There are plenty of different ways that you can get involved. Why not come to one of our meetings, have a chat and take a look at our presentation?
Or you can fill in the questionnaire here, telephone us on 0117 906 0100 or let us have your feedback via email.