How Marlborough College Supports the Grammar Stream

Marlborough College and Swindon Academy have successfully worked in partnership for 15 years to create and develop the Grammar Stream. Teachers share best practice with one another and enjoy a schedule of shared development opportunities throughout the year.

  • Students take part in weekend residential study sessions at Marlborough College and receive subject mentoring. In the older year groups they also recieve guidance on university applications.
  • The Grammar Stream Steering Group encompasses senior leaders from both Marlborough College and Swindon Academy.
  • Marlborough College brings expertise in developing a highly academic curriculum.
  • Schemes of work, teaching resources and strategies to stretch and challenge the most able are shared and discussed between the two schools.
  • An annual calendar of enrichment and extension activities at Marlborough College is created for Grammar Stream pupils.
  • During year 10, all pupils in the Grammar Stream will have an opportunity to apply for the Marlborough College Sixth Form Bursary