The John of Gaunt School

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The John of Gaunt School
Entrance to The John of Gaunt School (geograph 4035968).jpg
The entrance to The John of Gaunt School
Wingfield Road

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BA14 9EH

Coordinates51°18′56″N 02°13′10″W / 51.31556°N 2.21944°W / 51.31556; -2.21944Coordinates: 51°18′56″N 02°13′10″W / 51.31556°N 2.21944°W / 51.31556; -2.21944
Department for Education URN138020 Tables
HeadteacherMatthew Woodville
Age11 to 18
HousesNewton, Franklin, Hawking, Greenfield
Colour(s)Yellow, Red, Green, Blue Edit this at Wikidata

The John of Gaunt School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Trowbridge in the English county of Wiltshire.[1] The school is named after John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, as the school is built upon land that he once owned.


Grammar schools[edit]

The school's predecessors were Trowbridge Girls' High School and Trowbridge Boys' High School, both single-sex grammar schools. These formed a co-educational grammar school, the Combined High Schools, on 14 April 1969.


In 1974 the school became a coeducational comprehensive school and was renamed The John of Gaunt School. Previously a community school administered by Wiltshire Council, The John of Gaunt School converted to academy status on 1 April 2012. However, the school continues to coordinate with Wiltshire Council for admissions.

The John of Gaunt School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, as well as some vocational courses offered in conjunction with Wiltshire College.[2] Students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Trowbridge Boys' High School[edit]

Trowbridge Girls' High School[edit]


  1. ^ "The John of Gaunt School | A Community Academy". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ "About Our Curriculum | The John of Gaunt School". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Sixth Form | The John of Gaunt School". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Atyeo was the hero next door". The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Harry Coles
  6. ^ Tony Lane

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