Why choose us?
Welcome to Corsham
We know that choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. Our school is ideally located in the center of Corsham, but easily reached from Chippenham, Melksham and Bath. The Corsham School is an 11-18 comprehensive academy with just over 1100 students.
"The impact of our ongoing school improvement efforts was reflected in our pleasing 2019 GCSE results; our best on many measures for the last three years. In October, the provisional national comparison Progress 8 measure (this score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2) was published for The Corsham School as +0.12. This has improved from -0.34 in 2017 and -0.11 in 2018 and currently has us 4th best out of 38 Secondary providers in a 10-mile radius of Corsham, behind only to St Augustine’s (Trowbridge), Hayesfield Girls (Bath) and St Laurence (Bradford-On-Avon), but ahead of all other Chippenham 1 st Place (90pst) 2 nd Place (88pts) 3rd Place (85pts) 4 th Place (73pst) and Bath schools. With your ongoing support we endeavour to continue this rate of improvement in 2020 and beyond." Rod Bell, December 2019
Our academic reputation is a great source of pride; however our emphasis on developing the whole person is a fundamental part of the education we provide. As a school we promote individuality, independence and creativity. We emphasise social, cultural, moral and spiritual development and we pride ourselves on developing responsible, tolerant, global, 21st century citizens.
We believe that school should be a happy place where students should enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching. We believe that school is a place where you can make mistakes and learn from them and where kindness and good manners are as important as academic success. We are incredibly proud of the achievement and aspiration of our students, the way that our students throw themselves into a vast selection of extra-curricular opportunities; the way that they look after each other and their positive attitude to learning and exemplary behaviour.
Students leave us to take their place in an ever-changing world and we make sure they are as prepared as possible for all the challenges they will face. The majority of our students stay with us for our exceptional 6th Form before progressing onto University with many going to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The Corsham School provides a vibrant and welcoming environment, in which your child will thrive, flourish and be happy, as well as be encouraged to achieve the very best they can. We are very proud of our students and of our school.