I am very privileged to be able to lead this exceptionally caring academy which has a very special ethos and a unique team spirit. Our staff are prepared to “go the extra mile” for our enthusiastic students and we are well supported by parents and highly committed governors. Ofsted have 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.
At The Dorcan Academy who you are is as important as what you achieve. Our aim is for students to stand out as model citizens and we 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. Discovering our strengths, talents and interests and pursuing them to the highest standards, enables us to find fulfilment in life and to become the best version of ourselves that we can be, which is the definition of true success.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and invite you to come and see our school in action.
Sherryl Bareham, Head Teacher