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School profile

The Swan School

The Swan School is a secondary school in Oxford. The school opened in September 2019 and was Oxford's first new secondary school in more than 50 years.

At The Swan School, our vision is to work with the local community and exceptional establishments in Oxford and around the world to build a truly outstanding school where every single child can achieve his or her potential.

We believe that students should leave The Swan School having achieved more than they ever believed possible, and with the qualifications, skills, and confidence to achieve even more in the future.

The Swan is a calm, purposeful environment in which to work and learn; we do not tolerate any behaviour that disrupts learning or makes any member of our community feel unsafe. Our curriculum is rigorously academic and knowledge-rich.

We have a number of unique features compared to other local schools including: family dining, silent transitions, a centrally-planned curriculum and an electives programme.

About our school experience


During your School Experience Day at The Swan School you can expect to take part in:

- An introduction to the school and its context
- Lesson observations in your chosen subject
- Observation of our tutor time programme
- Joining our family dining experience with students
- Discussion and Q&A with experienced teachers and leaders from across the school

Start and finish times
08:15 to 14:30
Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

We work closely with Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire Teacher Training. This is an outstanding School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme that is part of our academy trust (River Learning Trust) and has close links with many other schools in the local area. We may be able to facilitate placements at The Swan School for trainees on this programme. We would highly recommend this as a route into teaching and will be able to answer questions about the programme during the day.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: e.g. passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7WP
Map showing The Swan School

Yes - on site parking provided

Limited parking is available onsite but please try to arrive by walking, cycling or public transport wherever possible.

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7WP
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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  • Religious education
  • Social sciences