Recognising Strengths - Gaining Skills - Achieving Success

Welcome to Churchward School

Churchward School is built on the foundations of “Recognising strengths, gaining skills, achieving success”, something which runs through everything we do and I am extremely excited about the role this school will play in supporting our students to reach their full potential.

The school was approved by the Department of Education in 2016 and opened its doors in September 2018 to provide secondary and sixth form places for students with autism and associated social communication difficulties.

All Churchward School staff are committed to enabling our students to overcome their challenges through supporting their emotional regulation, social interaction and their academic and vocational learning. This is achieved through bespoke curriculum and therapeutic packages designed around each student as an individual.

We provide a very unique learning environment for our students at Churchward school which enables them to make exceptional holistic progress whilst they are with us.

If you would like to know more about Churchward School and what we do then please feel free to contact me.

Dave Dearsley - Head Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                         

School building

The whole building has been created with flexibility in mind and can adapt to the ever-changing and diverse range of student's needs to ensure that they have every opportunity to take the next steps in their lives - whatever they may be.


Join our Community

If you have a passion for supporting children and young people to reach their full potential through memorable educational experiences; you are encouraging, patient, supportive and enthusiastic – please visit our current opportunities on our Face Ed page


Due to planned expansion we have a full range of positions available including SLT, Lead Teacher, variety of teaching posts, senior TA roles, TA’s, PIP, AIP, Thrive and Careers. 

If you have a question relating to Swindon based positions, please email the Resourcing team on