Where relationships are at the heart of the school and
the school is at the heart of the community

The Swanage School was founded by the community for the community

Education Swanage was created by people who represented a broad range of local interests, including parents, teachers, TAs, school governors, and people already active in other community groups.

One of our guiding principles from an early stage was the involvement of the broader community, basing that principle on an understanding that a school supported by its community is stronger and more secure, leading to higher levels of achievement and good levels of behaviour.

By creating a Cooperative Trust to oversee the school, anyone can become a member of the Trust for a £1 annual fee provided they sign up to the Trust’s values, subject to criminal record and due diligence checks.