The John of Gaunt School

The John of Gaunt School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Trowbridge in the English county of Wiltshire.[2] The school is named after John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, as the school is built upon land that he once owned.

The John of Gaunt School
The entrance to The John of Gaunt School
Wingfield Road

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BA14 9EH

Coordinates51.316°N 2.21996°W / 51.316; -2.21996
Department for Education URN138020 Tables
HeadteacherPaul Skipp[1]
Age11 to 18
HousesNewton, Franklin, Hawking, Greenfield
Colour(s)Yellow, Red, Green, Blue


Grammar schools

The school's predecessors were Trowbridge Girls' High School and Trowbridge Boys' High School, both single-sex grammar schools. These formed a co-educational grammar school, the Combined High Schools, on 14 April 1969.


In 1974 the school became a coeducational comprehensive school and was renamed The John of Gaunt School. Previously a community school administered by Wiltshire Council, The John of Gaunt School converted to academy status on 1 April 2012. However, the school continues to coordinate with Wiltshire Council for admissions.

The John of Gaunt School offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, as well as some vocational courses offered in conjunction with Wiltshire College.[3] Students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs.[4]

Notable former pupils

Trowbridge Boys' High School

Trowbridge Girls' High School


  1. "Search for new John of Gaunt headteacher is over". Wiltshire Times. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. "The John of Gaunt School | A Community Academy". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. "About Our Curriculum | The John of Gaunt School". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. "Sixth Form | The John of Gaunt School". Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. Harry Coles
  6. Tony Lane

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