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chopc Wed 17-Apr-19 09:39:37

My British friend is an expat of 12 years. Her husband suddenly passed away abroad. They had a house in Swindon which is rented out and she is thinking it would be easier to move back there.

Could someone please advise about the good schools in Swindon? Her kids will be going into years 6 and 9 in September

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Runmummyrun12345 Sat 27-Apr-19 19:50:27

Which area of Swindon would she be returning to?

woodlands01 Mon 29-Apr-19 21:18:20

Good Secondary Schools in Sindon few and far between. Would only consider Wootten Basset, Ridgeway and Commonweal.

chopc Tue 30-Apr-19 02:33:20

Thanks for your ideas. Will pass message on to my friend

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RubberTreePlant Tue 30-Apr-19 02:41:42

The buses to Farmor's school In Fairford run from as far away as Swindon.

zzzzzzzx Sun 05-May-19 19:29:02

Commonweal and Ridgeway are the only good two schools actually in Swindon in my opinion. However, they take from catchment and Commonweal for sure become full just on this. Therefore, the school your friend will be able to get their children in will likely be restricted to where the house is. Do you know where this is?

chopc Sun 05-May-19 19:51:02

I believe she said west Swindon.

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Runmummyrun12345 Sun 05-May-19 20:06:55

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and Lydiard Park Academy are good secondary schools local to West Swindon.

For primary, I've heard good things about Brookfield and Lydiard Millicent (which is actually in Wiltshire but very close to West Swindon).

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