Ofsted has recently rated us “GOOD” in all categories.
Our vision is to be an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our local community and we encourage all our students and staff to “Aspire to Greatness”. We are an “academy of opportunity” offering students an extensive extra-curricular programme including a unique range of outdoor pursuits, trips abroad and the highly acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, as well as allowing students to excel academically.
Our aim is for students to stand out as model citizens and we therefore have very high expectations of achievement, behaviour and uniform – we aspire to be the smartest school in Swindon!! We believe that everyone has the ability to learn and achieve great things by working hard, doing their best and persevering.
I was very nervous about starting here at The Dorcan Academy, as it seemed such a big school. Since being here though I feel like I BELONG and have made so many new friends. I have CONFIDENCE in subjects I never had before and all of my teachers are brilliant and really help me.
I would love to be a dancer in the West End or Broadway one day. I ASPIRE to be successful in performing arts. I have so much RESPECT for my teachers at The Dorcan Academy and they push me to be better everyday. I enjoy taking part in the school productions and find it a great way to make new friends.
The Dorcan Academy has given me so many good times since being here. I have come along way from when I started in Year 7. I have PERSEVERED and have made great progress in my subjects. I am part of the student council and have RESPONSIBILITY to other students to make a difference. I love it!