We are delighted to offer you a warm welcome to Swindon Academy’s Secondary Phase. This section of our website is designed to give you some information about life in the Secondary Phase.
Swindon Academy is a happy school. Visitors and, more importantly, our students, tell us this; they feel safe and secure and as such are well placed to learn to their potential.
In May 2017, Ofsted judged our academy as ‘Good’ in all areas and we are also the top school in Swindon, and in the top 20% nationally, for Progress 8 measures. This means that pupils who attend Swindon Academy make greater than expected progress. This is testament to the academy’s ethos of inspiring students to dream big, aim high, reach far and become the best that they can be.
Our school day consists of six lessons; each lasting 1 hour and also a 30 minute tutor time or assembly. This means students have significantly more teaching time than other local schools, which enables them to learn in greater depth, creates opportunities to enable them to assess their own and each other’s work, as well as making significant progress.
In addition, students sit three formal exams each year, which means that we can give parents detailed feedback on learning and progress. Teachers support students by creating excellent revision packs for every exam. Our online homework app also helps parents to monitor the regular homework that we set for every student.
All students are allocated to a College and become part of a small tutor group of about 17 students; made up of students from every year group in the secondary phase of the academy. This enables your son / daughter to make friends with peers in older year groups, have mentors and develop a strong sense of care and cohesion across the academy.
If you have any questions regarding your son or daughter’s time in the secondary phase, or would like to visit to have a look around the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.