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Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

Established in 1905, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS) stands as a distinguished girls-only selective institution in Kent. With a focus on a traditional curriculum and a particular emphasis on excellence in the arts, especially music, the school accommodates over 1,000 pupils.

Embracing the motto "Give your best," TWGGS actively readies girls for a prosperous and productive future. Experienced staff deliver lessons, enabling pupils to delve into mathematics, science, computing, and DT with comprehensive knowledge.

TWGGS places significant importance on life beyond the classroom, recognizing it as the cornerstone for fostering a thriving and close-knit community. Participation in extracurricular activities such as debating, drama, sports, or the STEM Club provides students with opportunities to have fun, explore new interests, meet remarkable individuals, and step out of their comfort zones.

The school motivates students to pursue excellence in all their endeavors, cultivating an environment of respect that empowers every member of the TWGGS family to achieve their highest potential across all aspects of school life.

While upholding the highest education standards, TWGGS remains committed to warmth and support, prioritizing the well-being of everyone. This commitment ensures that pupils at the school feel respected, valued, and, above all, content.

In preparing students for the world, TWGGS equips them with the skills necessary to become confident, engaged, and responsible citizens. This dedication to excellence resulted in the school receiving an "Outstanding" rating from Ofsted.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School utilizes a catchment area system that assigns priority to prospective pupils based on their residence's location and distance from the school. This area gives precedence to applicants whose homes fall within a 4-mile radius of the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4 applicants for every place
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, 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

Tunbridge Wells Girls' 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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