Our Location

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy enjoys a privileged location on the edge of the town overlooking the attractive Dauntsey Vale with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance.

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The town has a population of about 12,000 with an interesting history and an attractive High Street with a wide range of shops. Much of the housing in the town is new with a further development of 1,500 houses proposed for the southern edge. There is a limited range of employment in the town but most people work in Swindon, 6 miles to the north-east. Swindon is a rapidly growing commercial and business centre with employment in a wide range of manufacturing, distribution, financial and high technology businesses.

The M4 Motorway runs close to Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and provides good access to London, Bristol and Bath. In addition, there is a fast and frequent rail service with London less than an hour away.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is a lively and friendly community with its own recreational sporting facilities and an amazing number of active clubs and societies. These are augmented by the recreational facilities of Swindon including theatre and cinemas. As well as the theatres of London those of Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Stratford are within easy reach for evening performances.

The countryside around the town is attractive and varied, with the Cotswolds and Thames Valley to the north and the Marlborough Downs and Salisbury Plain to the South.


By Road
The Academy is located conveniently just off Junction 16 of the M4, making the surrounding areas easily accessible by car.

Bristol 40 miles
Oxford 29 miles
Bath 36 miles
London 82 Miles

To plan your route visit www.theaa.com

By Rail
Fast and regular Inter-City services as follows: From London (Paddington) to Bath and Bristol serve Swindon (55 mins).
Click here for Rail links to Swindon www.nationalrail.co.uk



Swindon is a vibrant, modern town, which has an exciting combination of cutting edge technological industry, intertwined with a rich industrial heritage, bequeathed from its importance as the centre of The Great Western Railway and the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Swindon is an area where the local economy is buoyant and the employment rate is very high.

Swindon is ideally located in north Wiltshire between London and Bristol and linked by major motorway and rail routes. This part of the county is very near to the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Swindon has easy access to railways, motorways, and air links and is only 1½ hours drive from the ferry port of Portsmouth, giving quick access to Spain and France. It is easy to reach the South West, the South Coast, the Midlands and Wales. The thriving cities of Bristol, Oxford, Bath and London are all within easy reach.


Bristol has just about everything. Located in the South West of England just 90 minutes from London and 60 from Cardiff, Birmingham and Exeter, the city is served by an extensive network of motorway routes, train, air and coach services. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is within easy reach of coastal resorts and national parks such as the Cotswolds, Exmoor and the Brecon Beacons.

An exciting city, overflowing with intriguing, traditional and occasionally off the wall things to do and see, its harbour side location lined with attractions, boats, restaurants and museums makes it unforgettable. But what really makes it special is its energy, the mix of historic and new, and, having been designated a European Centre of Culture, the city continues to celebrate in style with a year round calendar of events and festivals.

The selection of restaurants, cafes and bars provides something for every taste and budget and you’ll enjoy some of the best shopping in Britain, especially with the new Cabot Circus centre opening, which house a range of High Street and designer stores. There are also markets and an incredible range of independent shops, galleries, boutiques and antiques.


Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years it has been a home to royalty and scholars and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all and www.OxfordCity.co.uk  will help you find it.


The city of Bath is one of England’s tourist gems and has been welcoming visitors for over two millennia. This historic city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, most notably the famous Roman Baths. The Baths are not alone in being one of many great tourist attractions to be housed all within the boundaries of one city – take for example the ancient thermal springs, which are now numbered as one of the UK top five tourist attractions.

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