Great Western Academy (GWA) is a new secondary 11-18 academy for North Swindon which is due to open in September 2018. It will open on a phased basis, admitting children into Years 7 and 12. The Academy has an admission number of 150 for entry in year 7 and 80 for Year 12.
It is being developed after New College Swindon submitted a successful bid as part of the Government’s Free Schools initiative to open a new school in response to projected population growth within the area. The project received the go-ahead from the Department for Education in March 2015.
Our vision is to create an outstanding academy that radically improves the life chances of our learners. Students will experience excellent teaching and learning across a comprehensive, flexible and responsive curriculum which meets the needs of all of our learners and has particular focus on Business, Enterprise and Computing/IT. They will develop social and interpersonal skills, all within a professional, safe and caring environment.