Thank you for your interest in applying for a place at The Swan School.  For entry in September 2019 the school will have places for a maximum of 120 Year 7 pupils. Please note that the school is not able to take admissions into any other year group for 2019/20.

The Swan School is an academy Free School which is part of The River Learning Trust. The River Learning Trust is the admissions authority.

You should find all the information you need to apply via this page, and if you have any queries do please contact us using the details on the contacts page of our website.

Process for applying for a place at the Swan School

Two Forms by 31 October

Parents will fill out an application form specifically for The Swan School and, at the same time, fill out the usual county council application form, indicating their school preferences from the list of existing secondaries in the area.

The Swan School will not be an option in the usual county council form and it is vital that both forms are filled out.

You choose in March 2019

If your application to The Swan School is successful, then you will choose whether to take up the place offered or go to the school you have been allocated in the usual county council application process.

There is no risk in applying

Applying for The Swan School will not affect your application for other schools. The final decision to accept the place at the Swan School or the school allocated via the county council is yours to make in March 2019.

For places in 2020

This admissions process will only operate for entry to The Swan School for September 2019. After that, The Swan School will become an option on the usual county council application form.