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The Academy is one of the largest in Wiltshire with over 1,700 girls and boys aged 11- 19. Our large Sixth Form has built up a national reputation for academic success. The catchment area includes Wootton Bassett itself and extends to the villages of Broad Town, Lydiard Millicent and Lyneham. Other students come by choice from neighbouring areas and we are regularly over-subscribed.

The Academy has a proud record of academic success by pupils with considerable achievement in a range of sporting, musical, dramatic and extra-curricular activities. In spite of its size, the Academy enjoys a justifiable reputation as a caring community encouraging pupils in the maintenance of high standards of behaviour.


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy challenges and inspires pupils to achieve beyond their initial expectations. It aims to provide academic rigour within a supportive and inviting environment. Pupils are presented with a range of opportunities both within and outside the classroom in recognition of our role as educators in the widest sense. This is commensurate with our philosophy that the learning process never ends and is a source of constant stimulation for both staff and pupils. Opportunities for student responsibility, decision-making and high expectations in both the learning and citizenship contexts are important. These, combined with the importance placed on the role of teacher exposition and inspiration, are factors in our success. The effectiveness of Teaching and Learning is continuously evaluated in the light of current best practice rather than pre-conceived dogma and success is celebrated.

Staff are noted for their enthusiasm and dedication. They form a strong team, committed to raising standards and are supported by ongoing training and development. High standards of professionalism are expected from teachers and support staff as well as work and behaviour from the pupils are expected. The staffroom is a friendly place with colleagues being mutually supportive and proud to be part of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

Our Values and Aims

We believe in...

  • The pursuit of learning for the academic, spiritual, social, moral, cultural, physical and personal development of pupils.
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum, which presents challenging opportunities for all pupils.
  • Maintaining a caring community, which encourages courteous and considerate behaviour within an effective and stimulating learning environment.
  • Valuing pupils equally and celebrating their contributions and achievements.
  • The desirability of all pupils taking an increasing responsibility for their own learning, decision making and actions.
  • Encouraging the contributions of all staff.
  • The value of links with the wider community.
  • The principles and practice of equal opportunity.

We will seek to...

  • Support and guide pupils in formulating and achieving realistic and appropriate personal development plans.
  • Achieve a smooth progression through and beyond the various phases of formal education.
  • Promote activities, which provide interaction between the Academy, business and the community for the enrichment of pupils, curriculum and the community itself.
  • Foster the involvement of parents for the benefit of pupil development.
  • Support an organisational and management structure that fosters effective curriculum development and delivery, facilitates communication and involves governors, staff, pupils and parents in the development of the Academy.
  • Encourage and guide staff in broadening their perspectives, framing realistic career targets and supporting their achievement through stated Academy development plans.
  • Support all staff in fulfilling their designated roles.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust

We are proud to be part of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust (RWBAT) was set up as a Multi Academy Trust in May 2017. In establishing RWBAT, we committed to offering strategic leadership and management expertise to facilitate collaboration, commitment leading to high levels of school improvement opportunities to each Academy within RWBAT.

Our roles in leading RWBAT are based on the simple premise of seeking to maximise the life chances of every pupil within the Trust. We believe this can be achieved through sharing leadership principles and management processes which support high levels of attainment and achievement and which ensure staff and pupils are equipped to deliver the highest levels of performance in each Academy.

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If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.