Swindon Academy is free to attend, with places open to students of all abilities. 

We are allocated students by Swindon Borough Council.  If you wish to apply for a place at Swindon Academy please go to the Swindon Borough Council website where you can apply to transfer between schools during the academic year, or apply for a primary or secondary school place. To help you apply for a school place, we have created a step-by-step guide on how to do this, which you can access here.

If you wish to see our Admissions Policy, please download the policy document below.

At Swindon Academy all our Year 6 students are entitled to receive a place in Year 7, so although you need not apply though Swindon Borough Council, you do need to let us know that you wish them to continue their education with us, and we will make contact with you about this.

If you have any queries about the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Officer on 01793 426981, or email julia.falcon@swindon-academy.orgNote: due to COVID19 restrictions we are not currently running school tours.

If you have an queries about the on-line application form, please contact Swindon Borough Council, School Admissions Team, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street,Swindon, SN1 2JH.

Swindon Academy's admissions policies can be downloaded here: 

Download Swindon Academy's Admissions Policy 2020/21

Download Swindon Academy's Admission Policy 2021-22 

In-Year Admissions

Throughout the year we admit students into the Academy via Swindon Borough Council's In-Year Admissions process.  If you would like to apply to move here, follow the instructions above.  In order for us to process successful applications we require parent/carers to complete an In-Year Admissions Form and the Permissions Form which are available below.  Please only complete these forms if you have been asked to do so by the Admissions Manager at Swindon Academy.  

In-year Admissions Form

Permissions Form


Click here for information on our Tree House Nursery 

Nursery Handbook

Nursery Application Form 


For Reception through to Year 6, there are 2 sites that these year groups are taught at, Beech Avenue and Alton Close.  When applying please state your preferred site, however we cannot guarantee which site you will be allocated as this is subject to availability. 

For more information on the transition from Nursery to Reception, please see our transition webpages here.

Primary Handbook Beech Avenue 2020

Primary Handbook Alton Close 2020


To start Year 7 in September 2021, applications need to be made by midnight 31 October 2020, through Swindon Borough Council, who have produced a guide to explain their application process.  Please view the details on our website in the Swindon Academy Secondary Phase section if you are considering applying; these pages and videos cover much of the information you'd expect to gain from a tour of the school. You can also download our updated Parents' Handbook, with tips on uniform; a typical school day; curriculum; and of course how we are keeping the school safe during the COVID19 epidemic.

Secondary Parents' Handbook 2020 - Covid-19 Version

Secondary Parents' Handbook 2020

United College Sixth Form

Choosing the right Sixth Form could be a crucial step in setting up your child’s successful future. United College Sixth Form, based at Swindon Academy’s Beech Avenue site, attracts more than a third of its students from other schools, and continues to build on its reputation for academic achievement. Key to our performance is how we coach our young people through to their next stage in life, be it higher education, or the start of their career. They directly benefit from our external relationships with industry and Marlborough College, and the vast majority of our Sixth Form leavers move into their chosen field.

There are two streams at United College Sixth Form. Students who are particularly gifted and aim to study Maths, Technology, Sciences and Engineering at university can join the STEM Grammar Stream. The General Sixth Form offers a wide range of highly regarded vocational and academic courses, including subjects as diverse as English Literature or Criminology; Food Science and Nutrition; Dance or Sport.

United College Sixth Form require Grades 5-9 in at least five GCSE’s and all applicants will be interviewed. It can be daunting deciding which qualifications are needed to aim for a particular job. During the selection process we offer advice on the best subject choices to make. Places are offered once GCSE results are known.  If you wish to apply for a place in our Sixth Form, please do so online here.

United College Sixth Form Prospectus

United College Sixth Form Application Form



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