How to Apply to Swindon Academy

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 each new academic year. Any queries about the process, should be directed to Swindon Borough Council, School Admissions Team, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House, Swindon, SN1 2JH. Email: Tel: 01793 445500.

Regarding Swindon Academy admissions, please do not hesitate to contact Trish, Admissions Officer on 01793 426939, or email who can provide more information about applying and induction. Swindon Academy's admissions policies can be downloaded here: 

Swindon Academy's Admission Policy 2021-22 

Swindon Academy Admission Policy 2023-24  (in consultation)

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 your child here, follow the instructions above.  In order for us to process new students and put them on roll we require parent/carers to complete an In-Year Admissions Form (with essential contact information) and a Permissions Form (e.g. for trips, photography etc).  The Admissions Officer will send you the relevant links to complete these online, once your child has been allocated a place here.


Click here for information on our Tree House Nursery 

Alton Close Nursery Handbook

Beech Avenue Nursery Handbook

Please complete both the Nursery Application Form  and Permissions Form, and we get in touch to meet you. 


For Reception through to Year 6, there are 2 separate school sites, 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 strict admissions criteria and spaces being available at the site. Please browse our page on the Reception application process, here, and then go to the Swindon Borough Council website where you can apply for your place. 

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

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. We will contact with you about this while they are in Year 6.


For your child to join Year 7 at the start of the academic year in September, applications need to be made by the end of October the previous year, through Swindon Borough Council, who produce 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 to us; these pages and videos cover much of the information you'd expect to gain from a tour of the school. You can also view/download our updated Parents' Handbook below, with tips on uniform; a typical school day; curriculum; and how we are keeping the school safe during COVID19.

If you're moving mid-year, please go to the Swindon Borough Council website where you can apply to transfer between schools during the academic year.


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 Core 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 Application Form

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