Welcome to The Swanage School!

The Swanage School Promo Video

We are delighted you are considering applying to The Swanage School - our school has so much to offer and we look forward to sharing it with you and answering your questions. There are many ways to find the information you will need in deciding whether our school will be a good fit for you and your family. 

  • Our digital prospectus - this is below and will give you a good feel for our school - our vision & ethos, our teaching & learning, our community involvement and the many opportunities for students. Printed copies are provided each year to primary schools in our catchment area and are available on request.
  • Our website - the "frequently asked questions (FAQs)" page is a great starting point and may answer many of the questions you have, and from here you will be directed to other pages you may find helpful. Please take a browse!
  • Open days and tours - no amount of written information will compare to coming to visit us! Each year we have an open evening at the end of September for those in Year 5 and 6 at primary school, and we will also be delighted to give prospective pupils and parents a personal tour during the school day.
  • Call or email us - if you have questions or just want to find out more please give our office a call on 01929 500599 or email us.
  • Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - if you have an account, please follow us and engage with our posts to keep us visible in your news feed! We post frequently and it's a great way to keep abreast of what's going on and to see behind-the-scenes.

Our Ten Minute Tour

Click play and let our students show you around our facilities and give you an insight into school life.

Ten minute virtual tour of The Swanage School

Open Evening and Tours

We know how important it is to see the secondary school you are thinking of choosing. Year 5 and 6 parents and pupils are always warmly invited to our Open Evening held at the end of September. We publicise this via primary schools, on social media, and here on our website, or you can find out the date by calling the school.  Open Evening is a chance to see the school, take part in activities, talk to pupils and staff and hear from the headteacher.

You are also welcome to book a personal tour at any time.

Our prospectus

Click to view:

The Swanage School Prospectus


Download a Parents' Welcome Pack

This is an example of the booklet we provide to new students and their parents as they join us in Year 7. It contains more detailed information and will give you a great idea of day-to-day life at The Swanage School, although do bear in mind it is updated each year as things do change from time to time (click the image to view).