Sheldon School

Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Sheldon School

Sheldon School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary with sixth form situated in Chippenham, Wiltshire. It is an academy supported by a single-academy trust, the Sheldon School Trust. The total capacity is 1,800 students aged 11-18.

Its predecessor, Chippenham Country Secondary Modern School for Boys, opened in 1959. Sheldon School became an academy in 2011.


Neil Spurdell

Values and vision

Sheldon is an institution of high expectation and aspiration. It encourages children to develop academically, physically and spiritually through committed and dedicated teaching. It prides itself on being a place where unique individuals achieve their own aims. The school motto is "unity and loyalty", and Sheldon encourages all students to engage with different cultures and systems of belief.

There is particular progress for students in English and physical education, as well as creative subjects such as design and technology and art. A specialist school in science, sport and languages, Sheldon has multiple facilities for those subjects; the modern languages department, for example, has a frequently updated mobile library. The school newsletter, The Sheldon Standard, gives students the chance to submit articles – one of many opportunities available across the secondary school and sixth form. 

Ofsted report

“Students’ behaviour is exceptional and they really enjoy being in school. They are happy, polite, well-mannered and look after one another very well. They take very good care of the academy buildings and wear their uniform with pride.”

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Address: Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1249 766020
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