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Welcome and a Happy New Year!!

213 days until we open to staff

215 until we open for students

as at 14th January 2019

We are delighted to announce that recruitment for exceptional staff at the Deanery CE Academy is now beginning.  Please see the vacancies section of this website for more details.

The Deanery will be an 11-18 Church of England Academy with a strong Christian ethos. The school will serve both the new Wichelstowe development and families from across Swindon who value the Christian ethos of the school.  This Christian ethos will be both distinctive and inclusive.  It will be distinctive in that it is explicitly rooted in the love of God for every individual and inclusive in that all students and staff, with or without faith, are equally valued (see the Admissions Policy). With excellent facilities for learning, especially for sport and the arts this will be a school with a strong and inclusive community focus. DBAT aspires to create an outstanding new school in line with the excellent national education record of the Church of England.


See our latest progress photographs below:


Main theatre being decorated


Sportshall being plastered


A science lab just waiting for 'loose' furniture

Science lab

Back of the building leading out to the seating area

Back of building

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  • Posted on: 21/01/19 We will open September 2019 single-use-plastic-free, currently working with our suppliers + caterers to ensure we continue the fantastic eco work of our design/builders Schools challenged to go single-use plastic free by 2022 Read more
  • Posted on: 21/01/19 Such an interesting read from in her newest blog post about the fascinating history of the school's site Read more
  • Posted on: 21/01/19 Just saying ⁦⁩ ⁦Read more
  • Posted on: 21/01/19 I’ve had so many people tell me that they are disappointed the “purple school” is no longer purple, this is just to reassure you it still is!! Not so much purple outside, but definitely inside!! Here are our first two FANTASTIC staff appointments in reception with me! Read more