'Last Bolt Ceremony' in celebration of The Deanery CE Academy opening in 2019.
The school will benefit from national-standard sporting, creative arts and educational facilities which will be made available for the use of whole community. A 'last bolt' ceremony took place on Thursday 10 May at The Deanery CE Academy at Wichelstowe near Swindon for the school which is due to open in September 2019.The event was attended by the new Principal, Miss Linda Culling and Mr Andy Hamer, Capital Project Manager at the Government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and representatives from BAM Construct UK Miss culling said:"The opening of the Deanery CE Academy is especially exciting and significant for Swindon, as it offers the only dedicated Church of England secondary provision in the town and surrounding area. “The innovative and challenging curriculum will nurture confident, secure, imaginative and selfless students. At the same time, the school will become the heart of the new community of Wichelstowe with regular events and the hire of sports facilities." The school will open for 210 Year 7 girls and boys growing year by year to a school of more than 1,400 pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. There are plans to open an adjacent primary school in September 2020. The Deanery CE Academy is the newest member of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT). The Trust was established in June 2012, with the aim of supporting schools within the Bristol Diocese who wish to benefit from greater independence, operational innovation, consistent school improvement and substantial cost savings through economies of scale. For more information visit: www.thedeaneryacademy.co.uk.