Prospective students and their parents / carers are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the Headteacher, Dave Dearsley, and other staff so that the student’s individual needs can be considered in detail, ensuring that the provision is appropriate. 

Prospective students are also welcome to have a tour of the school. If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit the school then please phone the office on 01793 209198.

The Local Authority (LA) manages admissions. Parents / Carers of prospective students should apply in writing to Churchward School who will forward it on to the SEN Assessment Team. Students are accepted if the placement appears appropriate and parents/carers, the LA and school are in agreement.  Students may also be invited in for an assessment.

For more information on SENAT and SEN in Swindon please follow the links:

Swindon Borough Council website

SEN Assessment Team Web Page

or to email the SENAT team on

Please follow the link to view the Admissions Policy