The Athelstan Trust Academies
Caring, collaborative and excellent
Executive Head Teacher’s Welcome
At Malmesbury School our vision is to be a happy, caring and excellent community. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school providing an education of the highest quality for all the students within Malmesbury and the surrounding area.
In the last Ofsted inspection in May 2012, the inspectors found that in all areas the school is ‘Outstanding’. One parental comment summarises what many others say; ‘This is a wonderful school. It nurtures, cares and educates the children’. The inspector reported that; “Relationships are excellent and high levels of respect are apparent between students and staff”. After observing many lessons they also found that “The quality of teaching is remarkably high because of high expectations of leaders and teachers of themselves”.
In August 2011 we converted to become a ‘New style academy’, in July 2013 we were awarded National Support School status and in September 2014 we became a Teaching School and established the Avon Teaching School Alliance. In March 2015 we established the Athelstan Multi-Academy Trust when we became the sponsor of The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire.
We hope that you will be able to spare some time to learn more about Malmesbury School from our website and to link into the interactive aspects of our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). We would be delighted to welcome you to our school if you would like to come and visit us.
Tim Gilson, Executive Headteacher
Bradon Forest School
Head Teacher’s Welcome
Bradon Forest School is set in the rural village of Purton, surrounded by stunning Wiltshire countryside. This gives us the perfect backdrop to focus on providing an excellent all-round education as well as nurturing students’ individual talents and strengths.
We have been educating young people for over 50 years and are committed to developing highly successful, fully rounded individuals ready to take their place in the world. We continue to update and develop our site following the construction of our new state of the art sports hall in 2016, adding a new food and textiles block in the spring of 2018. Our mix of modern and traditional learning environments gives our school a unique, individual feel that is welcomed by students and parents alike.
At Bradon Forest School, we provide a friendly, caring, creative and purposeful environment in which your son or daughter can feel supported. They will be encouraged to take every opportunity given to them both academically and in extra-curricular activities. We strive to develop confident young adults who show both respect and resilience and who have high aspirations for their futures.
Mrs Julie Dickson, Headteacher
The Dean Academy
Head Teacher’s Welcome
As the Head Teacher of The Dean Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our academy and to provide a vision and opportunities for us to work together to meet the needs of your child, inspire a love of learning and pave the way for a successful future.
The Dean Academy will extend your child’s world through an appropriate balance of academic, artistic, sporting and cultural experiences. Our focus on relentless school improvement will ensure that your child’s progress is closely monitored to ensure that s/he is successful, challenged, engaged and, most important of all, enjoys the whole learning experience.
The academy provides a caring, supportive environment, ensuring that your child is happy and safe and able to make the most of the exciting opportunities on offer to 16 and beyond. The curriculum has been developed to enable every child to develop leadership and team building skills, to grow in self-confidence and develop self-esteem.
Ultimately, our aim is to watch each child grow into a successful, confident and articulate young adult, equipped for life beyond secondary education and with a desire to understand the world around them that will never diminish.
We would welcome the opportunity to show you our academy, to discuss the changes that are being introduced and to work with you to fulfil our shared ambitions for your child.
Sir William Romney’s School
Head Teacher’s Welcome
Sir William Romney’s School joined The Athelstan Trust on 1 April 2020. Proudly comprehensive, we provide an aspirational, vibrant and supportive learning environment into which we welcome children of all academic abilities. We understand that every child is unique and all our staff are committed to helping each one develop their independence, resilience and self-esteem; offering them every available opportunity to reach their full potential.
As reflected in our exceptional GCSE results, we have high academic expectations of all our students and offer a creative and aspirational curriculum whilst always respecting traditional values by demanding high standards of behaviour, attendance and appearance.
Sir William Romney’s has an excellent reputation as a caring and inclusive school where every child is known as an individual. We firmly believe that every child can achieve more than even they believe is possible, supporting all students to make outstanding academic and personal progress.
The Athelstan Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7699625
Registered office address: Corn Gastons Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 ODF.