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

Our Facilities

The Swanage School was built in 2014 and provides state-of-the-art learning spaces which mirror the school's innovative approach to teaching.

The school is centered around a large atrium which is used for a variety of things including whole-school assemblies, events, sports, lectures as well as acting as the dining room for the entire school for lunch.

The gull-wing building designed by architect Jestico + Whiles contains maths, science and computer labs in one wing, while the other has the library, English, languages and humanities.

A large art studio is at the centre of the first floor, with panoramic views of the Purbeck hills and a gallery space on the balcony above the hall. Next to this is the hub – our centre for those that need additional support.

We have a full-sized (four badminton court) Sports Hall which gets extensive use, both by students and the wider community outside school hours. More information about sport and the sports facilities is available here.

Outside areas

The school has grass pitches (one full-sized and one smaller pitch shared with St Mark's Primary next door) and an all-weather Astro pitch. Beyond that is space for a permaculture, science gardens and a nature area.


Visiting the School

We welcome all parents to The Swanage School, and there are many opportunities throughout the year to visit for formal events.

Each September we have scheduled tours where parents of prospective students can come and see the school in operation.

If you want to visit us at any other time you are very welcome, but please phone beforehand on 01929 500599 to arrange the best time as the school is a busy place. All visitors must report to reception at the front of the school, where you will be welcomed and given a visitor badge.


Available for hire

Follow this link to find out more about hiring our modern facilities for your event or club.