Malmesbury School

Malmesbury School
Malmesbury School
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Headteacher Mr Tim Gilson
Chair of Governors Mrs Deborah Gray
Location Corn Gastons
SN16 0DF
Local authority Wiltshire
DfE URN 126452
Ofsted Reports
Students 1250
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Athelstan, Eilmer, Hobbes, William
Colours Black, Red, Gold & White

Coordinates: 51°35′09″N 2°06′36″W / 51.5857°N 2.1100°W / 51.5857; -2.1100

Malmesbury School, is a co-educational 11-18 comprehensive school in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury, serving a large and predominantly rural catchment area. It has 1250 students on roll, including 225 in the 6th Form.[1]



Malmesbury School was founded in 1971 with the merging of the Malmesbury Grammar School at Filands with Bremhilam Secondary Modern at Corn Gastons. Between 1971 and 2002, Malmesbury School operated across two sites, with the lower school (years 7 and 8) based at Filands and the Upper School (Years 9 to 13) based at Corn Gastons.[2][3][4]

In 2002 Malmesbury School moved into new buildings on the Corn Gastons site, funded by a Public Private Partnership between the local authority and the White Horse Education Partnership. The new building was formally opened by polar explorer David Hempleman-Adams on Friday 2nd May 2003.

In 2008 Malmesbury School became a foundation school.

Awards and Specialisms

In 2004 Malmesbury School became a Specialist School for Science and Performing Arts, earned High Performing Specialist School status in 2008, and was awarded a second specialism in Maths and Computing in 2009. In addition, Malmesbury School holds the following accreditations:


The school has 4 houses, Athelstan, Eilmer, Hobbes and William. The names belong to 4 local heroes, King Athelstan the first King of England, Eilmer of Malmesbury the 12th Century flying monk, Thomas Hobbes the 17th Century Philosopher and William of Malmesbury the 12th Century monk, historian and author of Gesta Regum Anglorum.


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