New Swindon primary school given the green light by Ofsted

By Jessica Durston - 12 August 2022

  • Abbey Farm Educate Together Primary

    Abbey Farm Educate Together Primary

Educate Together Academy Trust have confirmed that the new Abbey Farm Educate Together primary school has been approved by Ofsted, ready to open its doors in September.

Headteacher Emma

All new schools are required to undergo an Ofsted inspection, including a site visit, prior to opening to ensure that curriculum, health and safety and best practice is in place before pupils start.

In early June, the team at Abbey Farm ET, welcomed the Ofsted inspector, who was said to be impressed with the new building and the team's planning for the coming opening to pupils.

The inspection involved a scrutiny of documentation and safeguarding, alongside in-depth questions to a variety of school and Trust members.

Emma Lindsay, Headteacher said: “The Ofsted visit is a fantastic opportunity to share our plans, which have been years in the making! We are delighted with the outcome and are excited to get started, by meeting our pupils at our upcoming transition events’.

Abbey Farm ET Primary, is due to open this September, offering places to pre-school children (aged 3 years+) and reception class.

Each year the school plans to grow, with a new Early years intake.

As part of the Educate Together Academy Trust, the school will offer the Early Years Framework and National Curriculum, alongside its ethical curriculum, ‘Learn Together’.

The Abbey Farm team say their children’s needs and interests are placed at the forefront of learning, with a strong focus on local context and families.

Nikki Buglass, Project Manager at Educate Together Academy Trust said: This is a crucial step towards the schools opening. We would like to thank the staff at Abbey Farm and at Reds10, for all their hard work so far.”

Places at the school are still available.

More details can be found via the website at Information can also be found about applications for Pre-school, Reception Class and how to apply to be a Local Governor.

Members of the public can also follow the school on social media @AbbeyFarmET

Information about Educate Together Academy Trust can be found at or

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