Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy (TFCEPA) is a growing, new educational establishment which will serve the developing community at Tadpole Garden Village, in the North of Swindon. Once fully open, the school will provide education for 420 4-11 year olds, with nursery provision for 52 rising 3 and 4 year olds, in a state of the art learning environment. 

We also offer wraparound care, run by school staff, and nursery lunchtime care too. We run a wide variety of afterschool activity clubs chosen by the children and are actively involved with the wider community through Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a drama programme with Prime Theatre Company and various other local initiatives.  

Our school sits at the heart of Tadpole Garden Village; a development 1700 houses that will be completed over the next 10 years and the academy is the ‘village school’.  However, we also serve the other communities within the North Swindon development, as school places here are well sought after and often over subscribed.  Within the development there is extensive green space which will be managed by a Community Interest Company.  The academy sits on the board of this company and it will give us weekly access to outdoor learning opportunities supported by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.  

We are building our academy to be outstanding from the start. The children will be nurtured as learners, creators and talent growers; will develop skills in self-resilience, independence and supporting others; will have opportunities to be involved in the wider community and world community.  As the development grows we will have the chance to help create a whole new village community as we will be the focal point of the development for some time to come.

DBAT, which is a multi-academy trust, is built on the principle of being a family which shares Christian values.  As part of DBAT, we work closely with the other schools, sharing developments and innovations that benefit us all.  We also work with and learn from the community of Church of England schools across the Diocese and within the National Society.

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If you would like to join us, we are always on the look out for talented, inspirational and innovative educators and support staff - if there are no current roles advertised that suit what you are looking for, why not sign up for our talent pool so that we know you are interested in finding out more about developing your career at Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy? To view current employment vacancies click here.


Local Board Vacancies

We currently have the following  Local Board vacancies at Tadpole Farm CEPA and would love to hear from you if you are interested in helping to shape the future education of our children

Foundation Governor  x  1

We would be particularly pleased to hear from people with skills or experience in finance, education, project management, facilities management, health& safety or IT, though we welcome all enquiries and the ability to give of your time is the thing we value most. No previous experience is necessary as induction training will be provided by the Local Board, the Local Authority and Bristol Diocese. We are looking for new members with a strong desire to support our children and their education in the context of a church school.  It is expected that you  will be an active member of a Christian worshiping community willing to uphold the school's Church of England foundation.

To learn more of what might be involved please contact the Principal, Mrs Jane Leo at

Correct as at  March 2019