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Sheldon School
Hardenhuish Lane, SN14 6HJ Chippenham
01249 766020

Welcome to Sheldon School


There are 67 separate clubs and activities available in the spring term. Many of them are new and funded through our Sports College second specialism.
Download the clubs list here ...


Twenty two year 9 pupils visited the University of Bath on 20 November for a gifted and talented sports day. The multi-skills activities included sessions on core stability, movement skills, co-ordination, and speed and agility training.

The pupils were selected for their talents in a variety of different sports including netball, hockey, soccer, rugby, cricket, kayaking, tennis, athletics and golf.

During the day the pupils met the Minister for Sport, Gerry Sutcliffe (right, with Sheldon pupils), who was visiting the university.

The event was funded through Sheldon's sports college second specialism initiative. Visit the Team Bath website to read more about the day.


Students entering Sheldon's Sixth Form in September 2008 will enjoy the wonderful new facilities currently under construction in a £2.7 million project.

If you are interested in finding out more about Sheldon Sixth Form, come to the Open Evening at 7pm on Thursday 17th January 2008. This is a great chance to talk to subject teachers about individual courses, course content and entry requirements. The sixth form team and other senior staff will be on hand to have any general questions you might have about Sheldon Sixth Form.

You can also find out more about the sixth form here.


The psychology department invited Morph Bowes into Sheldon on Tuesday 20th November to talk to A level students in psychology and PE about his role at the University of Bath. He told them about the ways in which Psychology can help improve sports performance.

Thirty students in year 12 and 13 listened to Morph talk about the “elastic band” technique. Some of the volleyball players that Morph coaches for England wear elastic during their games. Every time they have a negative thought about their performance they are encouraged to pull the elastic band on their wrist to remind them to think about a positive thought. Morph explained that to be excellent in sport it is 20% talent and technique and 80% mental attitude.


In June 2007, the Centre for Successful Schools at Keele University surveyed 400 Sheldon pupils and families to get their views on the school.

The results of the pupils' survey were very positive:

  • 90% thought Sheldon was a good school (68% is the national average);
  • 91% were happy at school (88%);
  • 75% thought discipline was good (61%);
  • 93% said their homework was set regularly (83%);
  • only 19% said the school buildings were dull (52%); and
  • 95% said there were lots of activities to do at lunchtime or after school (71%).

It was interesting that pupils were tough on themselves: just 70% said their behaviour was mostly good, slightly below the national average.

There were fewer than 100 responses to the parents' survey, but as this is 1 in 10 of our families, the findings are still interesting:

  • 99% thought the school had high educational standards (73% is the national average);
  • 88% thought Sheldon better than most schools (47%);
  • 94% said the school buildings were good (75%);
  • 94% thought there child was happy at school (86%);
  • 97% thought their child was well cared for at school (94%); and
  • 100% knew who to contact to discuss a problem or progress (93%).


Download the prospectus


Sheldon's prospectus for parents is available below as two pdf files.
The first is the prospectus cover and inside pages, the second is the rest of the text. They are large files and may take some time to download if you are using a dial-up connection.

Prospectus File 1

Prospectus File 2

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