Malmesbury School

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Malmesbury School
Malmesbury School badge.png
Type Academy
Principal Timothy Gilson
Chair of Governors Mrs Deborah Gray
Location Corn Gastons
SN16 0DF
England Coordinates: 51°35′09″N 2°06′36″W / 51.5857°N 2.1100°W / 51.5857; -2.1100
DfE URN 137308 Tables
Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 1,260
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Athelstan, Eilmer, Hobbes, William
Colours Black, Red, Gold & White

Malmesbury School, is a co-educational 11-18 school in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury, England, serving a large and predominantly rural catchment area. It has 1,260 students on roll, including 225 in the 6th Form.[1] The school became an academy in August 2011 and In 2012 received Outstanding in every category following a short notice Ofsted inspection


Malmesbury School was founded in 1971 with the merging of the Malmesbury Grammar School at Filands with Bremhilam Secondary Modern at Corn Gastons. Between 1971 and 2002, Malmesbury School operated across two sites, with the lower school (years 7 and 8) based at Filands and the Upper School (Years 9 to 13) based at Corn Gastons.[2][3][4]

In 2002, Malmesbury School moved into new buildings on the Corn Gastons site, funded by a Public Private Partnership between the local authority and the White Horse Education Partnership. The new building was formally opened by polar explorer David Hempleman-Adams on 2 May 2003.

In 2008, Malmesbury School became a foundation school. In 2011 it became an academy.

Awards and Specialisms[edit]

In 2004 Malmesbury School became a Specialist School for Science and Performing Arts, earned High Performing Specialist School status in 2008, and was awarded a second specialism in Maths and Computing in 2009. In addition, Malmesbury School holds the following accreditations:


The school has four houses, Athelstan, Eilmer, Hobbes and William. The names belong to 4 local heroes, King Athelstan the first King of England, Eilmer of Malmesbury the 12th Century flying monk, Thomas Hobbes the 17th Century Philosopher and William of Malmesbury the 12th Century monk, historian and author of Gesta Regum Anglorum.


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