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Affordable Schools Information

The John of Gaunt School is proud to be part of the Wiltshire Affordable Schools initiative. This recognises the associated costs of a school day for our whole school community. We have therefore pledged to work with our school community to ensure that the educational experience is affordable for all.

The Affordable Schools initiative is categorised in four areas:

  1. Resourcing the School day

We offer free uniforms to all students. This can be sourced by emailing, and we hold events throughout the year when this is available. All uniform donations are welcomed via drop off points at the school reception. We carefully consider the cost of equipment and have ensured that our homework resources are online or provided to all students to reduce parental costs.

  1. Enrichment and Opportunities

There are a number of free clubs on offer for all students, daily. In addition, during our activity day season, we offer a variety of free activities. If there are financial barriers, in some cases, we can support with the costs. We are looking to evenly distribute when school trips take place and can offer payment plans.

  1. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

We offer a free breakfast club for all students at 8am in G31 each morning. In addition, we can support students with hygiene products. We have a free gym available to use on the school site and allocated time for students. In addition, offer pastoral support for mental health and wellbeing.

  1. Securing Positive Partnership

Our parents’ evenings now take place online to avoid additional costs of travelling to school. We have careers advisors available on site which will support transition points as well as elements relating to work experience.

We are always looking for parental volunteers and feedback. If you would like to be involved in our Affordable Schools initiative, please contact Emma Jeffries, Raising Standards Leader /

The Affordable Schools Student Leaders