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 our 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:

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.

The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.