Key Information

This page provides some key day to day references to help parents and carers ensure every school day goes well for their child. 

Swindon Academy Parents' Handbook

The Parents' Handbook is an essential reference for parents and carers. It provides a complete overview of life in the Secondary phase at Swindon Academy. Our expectations of each student are explained clearly and you can find details about the curriculum and "Knowledge Organisers", and how our College system works. There is key information about how to contact us, important dates in the school year, and details about the Secondary teaching staff.  QR links throughout the Handbook take you directly into specific content, such as policies and webpages.

You can refer to the Handbook throughout the year if you have any queries.  Please click on the image to open and read through.

Swindon Academy Parents' Handbook

Swindon Academy Parents' Handbook

Uniform Guidance

Full details of our uniform and PE kit can be found in the booklet below, along with a clear list of equipment required for the start of term. We expect ALL students to wear the correct uniform and bring the right equipment with them every day.

Uniform Guidance

Uniform Guidance

Communication with Parents and Students

We communicate with parents through Epraise; a messaging platform that enables pupils and parents to see details of work set, messages from teachers, rewards etc.  Epraise enables parents to message us. We encourage all parents and carers to start using the system from day one, and use it as your primary source of information and announcements from Swindon Academy.  You will receive your login details at the start of the new term in September.  Please use the booklet below as a guide - click to open and zoom in.

Communication with Parents and Students

Communication with Parents and Students

Free School Meals

Do you need to apply for Free School Meals?  If so, please do so direclty with Swindon Borough Council online at: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20032/schools_and_education/408/free_school_meals  We strongly advise parents whose child is entitled to free school meals to apply.

If after reading the information provided you still have questions, please drop an email to ronnie.smith@swindon-academy.org and we will get back to you.