Swanwick Hall is one of the founding members of The Two Counties Trust and are one of our academies that welcomes both secondary and post-16 students. Swanwick Hall educates some 1250 students and is situated in south-east Derbyshire, close to the Nottinghamshire border. Their aim is to provide their students with the best possible preparation for adult life so they can play a full and successful role in 21st century society. This means a strong balance of good exam results, from a broad curriculum, and a range of experiences which support their personal development, to allow them to progress to a carefully planned next stage.
Judged consistently ‘Good’ by Ofsted (2008, 2010, 2014) and with a strong track record of improvement in outcomes at all levels, the school is popular within the local community and further afield, meaning they have been oversubscribed in many year groups. Situated on a beautiful site of some 22 acres and based around an 18th century listed hall, the school is an eclectic collection of buildings which provide a range of specialist facilities to support students’ learning.
Swanwick Hall Sixth Form has a strong community ethos and is a place where progress is recognised, while still celebrating each individual. The sixth form students are positive role models who hold a number of responsibilities within the school such as organising sports teams, assisting with school music and drama productions and managing charity events. These extra responsibilities prepare them for further responsibilities after school and gives the younger students bright and enthusiastic role models.
The key to the school’s success is a strong partnership of a talented and dedicated staff, working closely with the students and parents, to ensure that learning is at the heart of all that is done at Swanwick Hall; within a calm, focused and friendly environment.