Welcome to
Nova Hreod Academy

Proud to be part of the United Learning family of schools.

Our motto is ‘high achievement and high standards’ and excellence is at the very heart of what we do. We are a school where we expect very high standards in terms of punctuality, attendance, behaviour, uniform, manners, courtesy and respect. 

Pupils at Nova Hreod Academy are always smartly dressed, on time and ready to learn. We are a high achieving school and we not only expect the 'best from everyone’, we also expect ‘academic excellence’ from everyone. In 2016, Nova Hreod Academy was the most improved school in Swindon and one of the three most improved schools in the South West Region. In February 2017, the school achieved a 'Good' grading from Ofsted for the first time in its history.

I welcome you to Nova Hreod Academy and warmly invite you to tour our fantastic school at any time to view the wonderful experience our students enjoy on a day to day basis. I very much look forward to meeting you soon. 

Darren Barton - Principal

What they are saying...

"This is a great example of a local school which has had a fantastic transformation. The results speak for themselves and it is staggering how quickly this has happened."
(Justin Tomlinson MP, May 2016)
“Nova Hreod … where behaviour is now top priority. There’s a real expectation that youngsters behave well; they come to school on time, they bring the right books, they are ready to learn, and as a result they’ve seen a doubling of GCSE results in 2015.”
(Bradley Simmons, Regional Director for Ofsted speaking on BBC Radio Wiltshire, January 2016)
“I’ve been hugely impressed by what I’ve seen – pupils are smart and well behaved, Darren Barton and Ben Parnell are exceptional leaders and the whole school should be rightly proud of its wonderful achievements.”
(Lord Nash, Academies Minister, October 2015)
"Nova Hreod is quickly becoming a school whose success others will want to emulate and be inspired by.”
(Sir David Carter, Regional Schools Commission, September 2015)

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