Despite media reports of a lack of primary school places in North Swindon, Abbey Meads Primary School on Hugo Drive has a number of places available across all age groups.
Explaining the unusual position the school is in, headteacher Bob Buckley, right, said: “We were asked by Swindon Borough Council to expand to 60 pupils per age group, which we have done, and we are committed to retaining single age classes. This means that we are currently able to offer smaller class sizes, giving children additional time with our highly skilled and inspirational teachers.”
According to Mr Buckley, it is possible that parents have been reluctant to put Abbey Meads as their first choice for fear there would be no places in the school. Commenting on this possibility he said: “The primary school age profile has moved towards Priory Vale where there is a squeeze on school places, but parents need to be aware that there is space here and they are welcome to come in and meet me and the team and see our school in action.”
Abbey Meads has a reputation for providing pupils with memorable educational experiences, and for making things happen, such as enabling the X-Factor helicopter to land on the school field so the pupils could meet Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger.
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