Welcome To Our School
I am fortunate and proud to have seen Isambard Community School grow over the last eight years, from its infancy to an established secondary school in the rapidly expanding and changing North Swindon locality. The school caters for twelve hundred students aged between eleven and sixteen, the majority of whom live in the local community and either walk or cycle to school.
At Isambard, every child is valued, supported and challenged to meet his or her full potential. We aim to meet the diverse needs of each individual and to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Isambard not only provides students with high quality teaching but also recognises the importance of student welfare, care and guidance.
Isambard provides a rich, extensive curriculum. This offers a plethora of opportunities to challenge students in order to maximise their personal development so they are equipped to access the career pathway of their choosing. In this rapidly changing world we recognise that people no longer have a job for life and so we focus on the development of transferable skills and creativity so that our students develop resourcefulness and resilience.
All students at Isambard can expect to experience a wide variety of lessons and learning styles. Our teachers have excellent subject knowledge and lessons are designed to stimulate and inspire. Departments often link up to provide cross-curricular experiences that encourage lateral thinking and demonstrate that no subject exists in isolation.
Isambard not only provides students with high quality teaching but also recognises the importance of student welfare, care and guidance. Our strong pastoral ethos includes an emphasis on student voice.
We have high expectations of students in terms of their attitude to learning and their behaviour. We instil confidence through the provision of a wide range of leadership and extra-curricular opportunities through sport, the arts and outdoor pursuits such as the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.
This website will give you a flavour of our school but please remember that our doors are always open to anyone who would like to come in and have a look around. There are many opportunities for parents and carers to participate in the life of the school and assist with their child’s progress. We value discussion with parents and members of our community, if you have any views and feedback we would be keen to hear it.