If you are interested in applying for a place for your son / daughter, please see the information below
Thank you for your interest in joining GWA. If you are interested in joining the Sixth Form please click here. If you are looking for staff vacancies they can be found here. If you are interested in a place in Year 7 for September 2021 please read on!
Information for Year 6 students and their parents/carers
(last updated 5th October 2020)
Due to current regulations we are unable to run the full Open Evenings originally scheduled for 17th and 23rd September.
We have therefore put together a virtual open evening for you here. We suggest you watch the videos in the order listed as this would most closely reflect the experience you would have had, but the choice is yours
- The Principal and senior team’s Open Evening Presentation
- Virtual Tour of the School with the Principal
- Meet the Teachers – Subject Information
- Meet the Students
- Provision for students with additional needs
The following documents may also support your decision making
We hope you find this information useful and informative. You are always able to contact us with questions - you can forward your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not currently able to provide tours due to the risks associated with this, and that to mitigate those risks would mean very small tour groups and therefore a huge demand on staff time to cover even a fraction of the 1000-plus people who normally attend our Open Evenings. Further information will follow if we are able to change this.
Applying for a place in Year 7 for September 2021
If your son / daughter is in Year 6 in September 2020, you will need to make an application for a place at a secondary school by 31st October 2020. This is a national deadline for places.
To make your application you need to apply though the Council where you currently live. If you live in Swindon, this can be made by following this link
If you move house during the application process and before the offer of a place, you need to inform the Council by providing proof of address. This must be done by 12th January 2021 to ensure that the correct address is used when applying.
Failure to notify the Council could lead to your application being withdrawn if it is considered using incorrect information
WHEN IS OFFER DAY?
You will receive notification of your offer of a school place on 1st March 2021.
Applying to transfer in-year from another secondary school
Having opened in September 2018, GWA does not have all year groups. If you child is currently in Year 7 to 9 and you wish to make an application to apply for a place with us, you need to do this through Swindon Borough Council Admissions Team
Please visit their website for further information
Please note at the current time we are oversubscribed in Years 7 to 9, but you can be added to our waiting list by making an application via Swindon Borough Council.
Entry - September 2020
We are still accepting applications for students looking to continue their studies in September 2020 at sixth form. For further information please visit our Sixth Form Page.
Entry - September 2021
If you are interested in applying for a place for Sixth Form for September 2021, you can do this from September 2020. Check back here for more information in due course.