Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find information about The Deanery Church of England Academy in Swindon, sponsored by the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust.

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.

The Deanery CE Academy will open in September 2019 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.

January 2017

The proposed plans for The Deanery, a brand new Church of England Secondary Academy, to be built at Wichelstowe, have been unveiled to the public for the first time. They were displayed on Thursday 12th January 2017 at a pre-planning consultation meeting held at the Stowaway Community Centre East Wichel. The meeting was well attended by local councillors and residents of East Wichel. There was an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposed designs. The community facilities were especially welcome and include; an all-weather pitch, sports hall, changing rooms and drained grass pitches (all to Sport England specifications), a community space and 450 seater auditorium. They are being provided due to the enhanced funding that Swindon Borough Council is contributing to the project. In addition, as a Church of England Academy, it will be a ecumenical centre for the community. The intention is to submit the planning application in mid-February 2017. Copies of the proposed plans can be viewed below.