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

Our 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.

A Thriving Town

The school is a significant local employer. A popular secondary school also helps to attract and retain young families, helping to maintain Swanage as a fantastic place to live for all age groups. The school also helps to fill other gaps in local provision, including sports facilities and adult education and helps to build mutual respect between young people and their town.

Community Involvement

Dozens of community and volunteer groups have established links with the school - click here to read more about how to get involved.