School Day of

is in week
Follow us! @dorcan_swindon 
Get our Newsletter!

Subscribe to our email newsletter to keep updated with things that go on at Dorcan.


The main principle of admission to The Dorcan Academy is to maintain the character of the school as a comprehensive community school, providing for the needs of young persons within the 11 - 16 age range. There is no guarantee of a place for children attending the named feeder schools: Covingham Park Primary, Eldene Primary, Goddard Park Primary, Liden Primary and Nythe Primary, but they are given priority in the event of oversubscription for places.

The school will endeavour to provide places for students who have not attended a named feeder school, but whose parents wish them to attend The Dorcan Academy, provided that they can be accommodated within the admission limits.

Applications must be made through the Swindon Borough Council Local Authority Co-ordinated Scheme and all instructions and deadlines within that should be adhered to by applicants. Further information can be found here: Swindon Borough Council Website

The school’s admissions officer is Mrs Titcombe

If you would like to visit the school we would be pleased to give you a tour. Please contact Mrs Hitchen on 01793 525231 to arrange a tour.

Please note that we are consulting on our Admissions Policy, published admissions number for entry in September 2021.  Please see the notice and policy set out below.

Available Downloads For This Page Upload Date
16K TDA Admissions Policy 2021-22 admission.pdf 09-Dec-2019
Transition Dates 2019 Save the dates poster 2019.pdf 22-Jan-2019
Parent guide to using online admission process via Citizen portal.pdf 04-Oct-2018