GWA will admit 150 in Year 7 and 80 in Year 12 in September 2018. Information about how applications will be considered are detailed in the admissions policy.
The 2018-19 admission arrangements have been agreed by the Department for Education and the final admissions policy is below
Applications can now be made for the Academy via the local authority where you live. If you are a Swindon resident, an application can be made through their website and the online application system is now open.
If you live outside of Swindon, you should contact your home local authority to make an application.
Applications for a place in September 2018 can be made from September 2017. The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017.
Using the Swindon on-line admissions system
When searching for Great Western Academy on the Swindon Borough Council's online admissions system, you can either select Swindon from "Schools located in" and search or alternatively use the postcode SN3 1AH which is the address of New College.
The school will appear as below
Applications for a place in Year 12 for September 2018 can be made from 1st September 2017 to the closing date of 22nd December 2017.
Applications should be made by a completing a Sixth Form application below
Applications should be returned to
Great Western Academy c/o New College, New College Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH.
The A Level courses and vocational courses on offer are available in the document below
Please download and print the application form below and return to the address above.