Bradon Forest School
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|Motto||Challenge and aspire to achieve beyond expectations|
|Headteacher||Dr Andrew Morrison|
|Local authority||Wiltshire Council|
|DfE URN||142316 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Blue, Green, White|
Bradon Forest School is a mixed secondary school located in Purton (near Swindon) in the English county of Wiltshire. The school is famous for its theatre works, and that actress Billie Piper once attended the school, as did footballers Matthew Mills and former Swindon Town player Michael Pook. The headmaster of Bradon Forest is Dr A J Morrison.
Bradon Forest School previously held specialist Arts College status. In September 2015 the school converted to academy status and is now sponsored by the Athelstan Academy Trust. The trust also includes Malmesbury School in Malmesbury and The Dean Academy in Lydney.
The school hosts many theatre shows from either professional companies or from the students themselves. Glasshouse Productions, Firebird Theatre and Gonzo Moose companies have performed at the Bradon Forest theatre. Fairly recently, the school hosted a theatre production called "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswoman's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth". The cast consisted of year eleven GCSE students.
Between 2002 and 2006, 70.7% of students gained 5 or more A* to C grades in GCSEs (excluding English and Mathematics). 51% gained 8 or more A* to C grades. The mean number of A* to C grades per student was 6.93.
2014 and 2015's year 11 leavers saw the best grades to date in GCSEs.
Big Top Festival
In June 2009, Bradon Forest ran an Expressive Arts festival at the school called the Big Top Festival. It hosted The Clive and the Master. Local Primary School Brook Field Primary's Year 6 Students also acted at the Festival acting Bugsy Malone.