Information Events - for parents, family and students

Grammar Stream Information Evening at Swindon Academy 

Parents are invited to attend the Grammar Stream Parents’ Information Evening where they hear about the Grammar Stream, the opportunities it provides, meet key personnel from Swindon Academy and senior members of staff from Marlborough College. The date of the Parents' Information Evening is

Monday 26 September 2022, at 6pm (NB: this date has been changed from 19th September due to Bank Holiday)

Grammar Stream In Action at Swindon Academy 

Parents and carers are invited to a short event on a weekday morning to enable them to get a feel for our teaching. These sessions last an hour. The morning starts with a quick introduction by the Grammar Stream leaders and then you will be escorted by students from the Grammar Stream on a tour of our classrooms, to get a glance into some lessons. The dates of the Grammar Stream in Action Mornings will be:

  • Thursday 29th September 2022 at 9:45am
  • Monday 5th December 2022 at 10:00am
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023 at 9:45anm

When you register your interest for the Grammar Stream, you are invited to attend these events.

Taster Sessions for students

To help pupils decide if they enjoy the level of challenge provided in Grammar Stream, we hold Taster Sessions (for Year 6 and Year 5 students) on subjects such as English, Maths and Languages. These events occur outside school hours, to avoid any disruption to learning.

Grammar Stream tour and taster at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, for students and their families.

On the morning of Saturday 12 November 2022, Marlborough College will host a Taster Session for students while their parents have a tour of the College and introductory talk about the role the College plays to support the Grammar Stream at Swindon Academy.  NB: participants should make their own travel arrangements, and need to book in advance.

Grammar Stream Taster Session at Swindon Academy

A Maths and English Taster Session for Students in Year 6 will be held at Swindon Academy at a date to be determined.