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Tonbridge School and Marsh Academy Partnership

Tonbridge School has been working in partnership with The Marsh Academy as one of its sponsors since June 2006.

The Marsh Academy is a non-selective state school in New Romney in East Kent.

Many Tonbridge staff have worked with the Academy, and many Marsh students have visited Tonbridge for study days. These include virtual careers talks, supporting Oxbridge applications, English revision days. There have also been collaborative experiences between students from sporting events to presentations on changes they would make if they were in government.

Tonbridge is constantly re-evaluating and developing its role in relation to the needs of our partner school, particularly in light of the formation of the Skinners’ School MAT.



*Regular academic support and teaching in key subject areas such as Mathematics, Science and English.

*The running of Study Days at Tonbridge for Marsh students. These days include academic and enrichment sessions

*The Headmaster & Deputy Head of Co curricular sit on the local governing body of the Academy.


Since 2006, following an invitation to work as partners at the formation of the academy.


The chief resource is the time devoted to the project by staff and students at both organisations.  Facilities at both schools are used to facilitate the partnership, with visits to both schools, with both teaching and non-teaching staff used to support the objectives.


The partnership is kept under constant rolling review by the senior teams at both schools who meet regularly.

The partnership with Tonbridge is cited as a contributory reason for the Marsh Academy's improved reports and results.

Pupil Involvement

Pupils are willing participants, giving time as part of the gap year programme and also acting as mentors as part of a support scheme.

Students providing support from Tonbridge are 13-18 year old boys.


Ongoing and likely to continue indefinitely.