Our greatest assets are our young people and the staff who work with them through school, with the support of those at home.

Below you can see a sample of what others have to say about us.

“I’ve lost count of the number of times my daughter has been to Dorcan as part of the move up to secondary school. She’s had classes in technology, computers and PE as well as seeing a musical show. She got a lot out of the Gifted and Talented Maths classes after school and enjoyed taking part in the sports day and meeting her new tutor group and tutor for a whole day as well. She really can’t wait to start.”

Y6 Parent

“It was very clear that Dorcan knew my son and his needs even before he started. They arranged to meet with me and his primary teacher to discuss the extra support they would give him in his first year.”

Y7 Parent

“I’m glad that my teachers pushed me to work hard. It really seemed to matter to them that I did well. I didn’t think that I’d be able to reach the targets that they set for me, but they helped me with extra lessons and revision clubs and I made it in the end. Now I’m at college studying four ‘A’ levels.”


“We really appreciated the discussions we were able to have with the teachers about how to support our son through his GCSEs. They helped us with suggestions about planning and revision which made a big difference to his results and meant he was able to get his place at college on the ‘A’ level courses of his choice.”

Y11 Parent

“Becoming a classroom teacher at Dorcan has been one of the most challenging things I’ve done. The standards are very high and the support from the staff is quite incredible. Seeing the children enjoy their lessons and then getting the GCSE grades they have worked so hard for makes it all worthwhile.”

New Teacher

I just want to say thank you for all you did for me. My education has been different compared to many of the people here but I would not change it, there are so many skills I learnt and experiences I had which many people here are just not exposed to. Clifton is a great school indeed, but many of the life skills that I have now, I took from Dorcan. Thank you for helping build the platform for me to achieve what I want to achieve, I would love to be on that board in the near future!

Former Student
The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
Email: enquiries@dorcan.co.uk
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.