About The School

A Message From Mr Gunston – Headteacher

It is with great pleasure that I can introduce myself as the Headteacher of this wonderful school. Having worked here for the past 8 years, the last 3 as Deputy Headteacher, I am immensely proud of our students and am absolutely determined to provide an exceptional educational experience, which allows them to flourish as successful young adults.

I believe our students should be happy and confident individuals, who learn and thrive in a culture of respect. Our talented staff are committed to challenging and supporting every student to achieve their very best. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school with a deep understanding of our students so we can support them as individuals.

We were all delighted with Ofsted’s findings (March 2014) that we are a “good” school in every category. I have no doubt we can become truly outstanding in the near future.

“Students of all abilities receive high-quality individual support that meets their needs well and as a result, they make good progress”.

“Relationships are very strong across the school and particularly so in lessons. There is a good level of respect with students willingly complying with their teachers”.

I very much look forward to strengthening relationships with our existing parents and forming relationships with future parents. I would be delighted to show you our wonderful school in action so please contact my secretary on 01225 711156 if you would like a tour at any time.

The Governors’ Pledge

The governors of The John of Gaunt School pledge to create a welcoming environment in which everyone enjoys their contact with the school.

Read the Pledge

Parent View

Over 90% of parents said they would recommend this school to another parent – Ofsted Parent View – April 2013.

Can we please encourage parents to give feedback about the school to Ofsted via their website.

Collaborative_logoWe work closely with all of the Trowbridge primary schools; transition processes are exemplary. At the secondary level we are part of the West Wiltshire Alliance and this includes our neighbouring school, St Augustine’s Catholic College. I do believe that we can offer more to our learners by working in collaboration with a wide variety of individuals and centres of excellence through Collaborative Schools Limited but our belief in partnership is illustrated best in our close work with parents who talk of the ‘exceptional support’ (Ofsted) that their children receive.

Mr Gunston (August 2014)