The Clarendon Academy

Coordinates: 51°18′41″N 2°13′04″W / 51.3114°N 2.2178°W / 51.3114; -2.2178
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The Clarendon Academy
Frome Road

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BA14 0DJ

Coordinates51°18′41″N 2°13′04″W / 51.3114°N 2.2178°W / 51.3114; -2.2178
MottoAspire to Excellence
Department for Education URN138885 Tables
Chair of GovernorsAllison Robbins
PrincipalRob Price[1]
Age11 to 18
Enrolment953 (March 2023)
HousesKestrel (blue), Eagle (green), Falcon (red)
Colour(s)blue green red Edit this at Wikidata

The Clarendon Academy (formerly The Clarendon College, The Clarendon School and Nelson Haden School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Trowbridge in the English county of Wiltshire.[2]


Nelson Haden Senior Boys' Secondary Modern School[3] and Nelson Haden County Girls' Secondary Modern[4] opened on the site that is now the Clarendon Academy on 16 September 1940. In August 1974 both sets of school buildings became Clarendon School, when Wiltshire County Council implemented the comprehensive education system in Trowbridge.[5]

In 2005 the school became the Clarendon College, a specialist Language College. It converted to academy status on 1 December 2012 and was renamed the Clarendon Academy, with the sponsorship of the Education Fellowship.[6] However, the school continues to coordinate with Wiltshire Council for its admissions. In September 2018, the school changed allegiance to the Acorn Educational Trust, which manages Kingdown secondary school in the Wiltshire town of Warminster and several primary schools in the area.[1]

At an Ofsted inspection in November 2017 the school was graded as "Good" overall, achieving this grade in all categories except 16 to 19 study programmes which were assessed as "Requires improvement".[7]


The Clarendon Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs.


  1. ^ a b "Head Mark Stenton leaves Trowbridge's Clarendon Academy". Wiltshire Times. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Pages - Holding Page". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Nelson Haden Senior Boys' Secondary Modern School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Nelson Haden County Girls' Secondary Modern School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The Clarendon School, Trowbridge". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ "About Us". The Clarendon Academy. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018.
  7. ^ "The Clarendon Academy - School report" (PDF). Ofsted. November 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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