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Working at Swindon Academy

Swindon Academy is the first 0 - 19 Academy in the country which opened in September 2007. We operate from two sites, one in Beech Avenue Pinehurst (Nursery - Primary - Secondary and Sixth Form phases) and one in Alton Close Penhill (Nursery and Primary). Swindon Academy is proud to be able to provide excellent teaching facilities on both sites. We had an Ofsted report in June 2022 where we continued to rank GOOD.  Please browse our excellent exam results from 2023, on our News page.

Why work for us?

  • We have been the number one school in Swindon for many years for Progress 8 measures
  • Our exam results are consistently improving year-on-year as we are an education research-driven establishment
  • We have been recognised by Government as one of the most improved Academies in the country
  • We are a Good school (Ofsted 2022) and the leadership has been recognised as being 'good'
  • We are the only Academy working in partnership with Marlborough College (Independent Boarding School in Wiltshire)
  • Swindon Academy is a school at the heart of its community with the community at its heart

What are we looking for?

We are a forward moving, fast-paced school and we are looking for the following personal qualities in candidates:

  • Strong safeguarding values;
  • Determination for our students to be the best they can be;
  • Good communications skills;
  • Excellent team-working ability;
  • A desire to go beyond the call of duty;
  • Friendly and approachable.

Rewards and Benefits

Our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support

More pay…

more time…

and more support

We pay an average of 5% above national scales – the best rates of pay in the sector

Cash towards medical treatment

Generous staff discount scheme


Three extra INSET days for planning


At least one personal day a year


Great training for your career

 Exceptional curriculum resources

Expert subject advice

Support for your wellbeing



  • Perkbox

Perkbox offers 250 exclusive benefits, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants and savings on food, gym memberships, technology and clothes shopping. They also offer salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work - which offer tax and NI savings on new bikes.

  • Your wellbeing

United Learning are committed to providing a working environment that promotes the good health and wellbeing of all employees. You will have access to resources covering physical health, mental health and information about how to get Confidential Care from Employee Assistance Programme which offers free emotional and practical assistance. In addition Swindon Academy offers free staff Yoga sessions.

  • Car lease Scheme

We offer discounts on car leasing through a direct debit scheme. You can also exchange a portion of your gross salary in return for any lower CO2 emission car of your choice. This creates tax and national insurance savings

  • Eye Care Vouchers

The costs of eyesight examinations for staff that are required to operate Display Screen Equipment (DSE) will be reimbursed by the Group. The Group will also contribute to the costs of spectacles or contact lenses required for DSE use.

  • Discounted Gym Membership

You can access a range of gym membership discounts at over 3000 sites across the country.

  • Life Insurance

Should the worst happen, United Learning will be there to provide financial support to your loved ones through the provision of life insurance. As an employee of United Learning, your beneficiaries are entitled to a lump sum payment in the event of your death in service.

  • RAC discount

United Learning have partnered with RAC Vehicle Benefits to provide a substantially discounted offer for vehicle Breakdown Cover.


Local Postcodes and Bus Routes

Swindon Academy is less than ten minutes drive to the A419 at the north side of Swindon. There are many bus routes from across town which pass close by the campus, many connecting with the mainline station (London to Bristol and Cardiff)

Swindon is a modern residential town which has grown over the decades with comfortable new homes well served with shopping, leisure and transport. Key to its success is the lifestyle offered within easy reach:

Exquisite Cotswold villages

Swindon is less than one hour to London on the mainline

Cotswold Water Park

Countryside for walking, outdoor activities and wildlife.

Cirencester, Marlborough, Fairford, Malmesbury, Cricklade and Lechlade are close by and the nearest regional centres are Cheltenham and Gloucester

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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