Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

About the school

About Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School:

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in the attractive Thames-side town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Founded in 1624 and still based on the original site, we are proud of our heritage as we approach our 400th birthday and excited to be inspiring and empowering the aspirations of our students today. Borlase is forward-looking; in 2019 we were awarded World Class School status from High Performance Learning for our innovative practice and received a government grant of over £2million to develop further our excellent facilities. We have a motivated staff of subject specialists who enjoy sharing their expertise with committed and engaged students. As a Teaching School, we have a particular strength in developing our teachers through a research-engaged professional development programme.

Headteacher

Kay Mountfield

Vision and Values

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is committed to being an inspirational learning environment for students and staff, empowering young people to fulfil their aspirations and ambitions; supporting them in developing the confidence to shape their own futures and in so doing, the future of the world around them.

Our values today are captured in the school motto, adopted by those early scholars back in 1624. Te Digna Sequere – Follow things Worthy – is a principle that underpins the distinctive ethos of the school. It reminds us all that we should have a clear moral purpose behind the choices we make; that we should value all individuals within a supportive community and that we have the potential to use our different talents to make a positive difference at Borlase and beyond.

The Borlase Curriculum provides a breadth and depth of academic learning and cultural experience to excite and extend all our students. It is rich in knowledge and in opportunities to develop creativity, instilling a life-long enthusiasm for learning. Our curriculum is delivered by passionate, specialist teachers who encourage aspiration, intellectual curiosity and the exploration of their subject disciplines inside and beyond the classroom, as independent thinkers and learners. It includes a broad range of super and extra-curricular opportunities which ignite and extend students’ interests, enthusiasm and skills across a wide range of endeavours including those linked to academic subjects, to sports, the arts, engineering, AI, public speaking, creative writing, entrepreneurism and so much more.

Ofsted

“This is an outstanding school. The headteacher and senior leadership team have the very highest of expectations and have developed an inspirational learning culture which is embraced by both staff and students. Teaching and achievement are of the very highest quality and students take responsibility for their own learning.”

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Summary

  • Age Range: 11 - 18 years
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Headteacher: Kay Mountfield
  • Offsted Rating: Outstanding
  • Funding Status: State - Academy
  • Type: Mainstream School
  • Address: West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2BR - Get Directions
  • Telephone: 01628 816500
  • Email: enquiries@swbgs.com
  • Website: https://www.swbgs.com/

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