Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is one of the largest in Wiltshire with over 1,600 girls and boys aged 11-19. Rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in 2010 and again in 2013, the Academy has a proud record of academic success by pupils as well as considerable achievement in a range of sporting, musical, dramatic and extra-curricular activities. Mr George Croxford is the 5th Headteacher since 1958 when the original school opened.

In spite of its size, the Academy enjoys a justifiable reputation as a caring community encouraging pupils in the maintenance of high standards of behaviour. Our large Sixth Form has built up a national reputation for academic success.

The catchment area includes Wootton Bassett itself and extends to the villages of Broad Town, Lydiard Millicent and Lyneham. Other students come by choice from neighbouring areas and we are regularly oversubscribed.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
– Local Governing Body

Each Local Governing Body exists to provide a platform of governance designed to enhance the monitoring and improvements in education and pupil attainment at local level whilst delivering the three core principles of

  1. clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction in line with RWBAT policy,
  2. holding the Academy Headteacher to account for the performance and attainment of its pupils,
  3. overseeing the Academy’s delegated financial budget. 

The LGB articulates the needs of its academy community through its regular reporting to RWBAT in line with the operational Scheme of Delegation. The LGB seeks to support RWBAT in wide curriculum collaborations and sharing good practice, which underpins the ways of working and terms of reference for each LGB. LGB Governors are shown on the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy website.

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