Great Western Academy

Great Western Academy (GWA) will open in September 2018 for Year 7 with a Sixth Form planned to open in September 2019. The Academy has been approved under the Free School Initiative and is sponsored by New College Swindon. The Academy is situated in the Tadpole Garden Village area of North Swindon. 

Our vision is to create an outstanding Academy that radically improves our learners’ career chances. We want every learner to do well enough to go on to university or pursue a fruitful career via an apprenticeship or other training route. Our approach is based on the belief that pupils should become enterprising people ready to embark on new ventures full of boldness and initiative. Adults of tomorrow need to be independent thinkers, adaptable and lifelong learners since their careers may include many different jobs – some of which have not yet been invented.

Congratulations to all those who have been offered a place in Year 7 for September. We will be writing to all parents to provide information and there is information about transition on our website here.

Correspondence Address

Until the school building is occupied, please address any correspondence to

Great Western Academy c/o New College, New College Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH