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Tonbridge Grammar School

Tonbridge Grammar School

Situated in Kent, Tonbridge Grammar School stands as a selective institution for girls. Its inception in 1905 began with a modest 19 students, and it now occupies a picturesque 14-acre campus in Deakin Leas, upholding high educational standards guided by the motto "Courage and Honour."

The school adheres to the annually revised national curriculum, offering a comprehensive and ambitious educational experience. This approach aims to equip pupils with the essential knowledge necessary for their chosen career paths, fostering responsibility and societal engagement.

Integral to the enrichment program are trips to destinations like Iceland and Japan, coupled with a diverse array of extracurricular activities. From Jazz Band and debating to STEM Club and hockey, these clubs enable students to explore their interests in alignment with the school's dynamic learning environment and ethos.

Tonbridge Grammar School cultivates a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning atmosphere where students can develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Emphasizing global connectedness, the school aspires to nurture individuals capable of actively contributing to the betterment of the world.

Prioritizing the mental health of its learners, the school takes a holistic approach to education and has established its own "Wellbeing Hub." Here, each pupil can access personalized and professional support from trained staff.

The school consistently achieves impressive academic results, with students securing placements in well-respected universities. Notably, recent statistics reveal that 94% of pupils scored 5 or more grades at 7-9 in GCSE, and 84% attained the equivalent of 3 A* grades or above in A-levels. Recognizing these achievements, Ofsted has bestowed an "Outstanding" rating upon the school.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

The catchment area includes both an Inner and Outer area of priority. The Inner area encompasses the following council areas:

- Tonbridge & Malling Borough

- Tunbridge Wells Borough

- Sevenoaks District

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4 applicants for every place
Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Kent 11 Plus:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Paper 2: English and Maths
Paper 3: Creative Writing

Kent 11+ Exam Format:

Tonbridge Grammar School employs the Kent 11 Plus exam structure, encompassing assessments in Reasoning, English, and Maths.

This test is utilized to evaluate the suitability of prospective students for admission to the school and is adopted by the majority, though not all, of the 35 wholly selective and 4 partially selective grammar schools in the region.

The exam format is as follows:

Section 1: A one-hour examination gauging students' reasoning abilities. Comprising shorter segments, the test assesses Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Section 2: A one-hour examination evaluating proficiency in English and Maths.

Section 3: A 40-minute writing task, including 10 minutes of preparation time. Although the writing task is not scored for the 11 Plus exam, it may serve as supporting evidence in borderline cases.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024
July 2024

Parents who have registered will receive their Kent Test results via email after 4 pm, providing a breakdown of their child's scores. Additionally, results will be accessible online from 5 pm, allowing parents to log in and review the outcomes.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Kent 11 Plus (PESE) Test (Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Creative Writing) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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