If you are interested in finding out more about the Grammar Stream please follow the steps below:
Read all the information pages, specifically the Information Events, Taster Sessions and Entrance Exam pages to give you an understanding of all the opportunities available to find out more about the Grammar Stream.
For Pupils Starting Secondary School in September 2022 Only
If you would like to proceed and attend the Grammar Stream events, fill out the Register Your Interest Form which can be found on the Register your Interest page. On these pages you have an opportunity to select all the events that you would like to attend and register your child to sit the Entrance Exam.
Complete the Secondary School Application Form on the Swindon Borough Council website (Year 6 pupils only). You have until 31st October to apply for a school place. If you wish to be considered for the Grammar Stream then Swindon Academy will need to be your first school preference. Please put a note in your application that it is Grammar Stream that you are interested in applying for.
Should you wish to change your preference you have until 31st October to amend your application. A change of preference after 31st October will not be considered by Swindon Borough Council until after 13th March, which risks places already having been allocated.
Parents are offered school places on 1st March by Swindon Borough Council. Parents must accept the place no later than 15th March. Once you have accepted your place at Swindon Academy we will contact you to invite your child to sit the Entrance Exam.
Parents will receive notification of the Exam results with a few school days of the test.
Subject to success in the Entrance Exam, Swindon Academy Transition Team will contact parents to invite them to attend a Grammar Stream Transition Meeting in June. Date to be confirmed.
Pupils spend a day at Swindon Academy as part of the transition process.
For pupils starting Secondary School AFTER 2022
If you would like to proceed and attend the Grammar Stream events, fill out the Early Register Your Interest Form which can be found on the Register your Interest page. On these pages you have an opportunity to select all the events that you would like to attend.