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Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Established in 1956 initially as a technical school, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys underwent a significant transformation 26 years later, evolving into the selective grammar school it is today. With a co-educational Sixth Form boasting an enrollment of over 1,500 students, the school prides itself on impressive facilities, including a two-storey teaching center housing ICT classes, maths lessons, and food technology workshops. [1]

The curriculum offered by Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is broad and stimulating, providing diverse learning opportunities across subjects such as languages, PSHE, science, and humanities. The school's goal is to equip students with the resources they need for success in higher education and to foster the development of responsible global citizens.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School goes above and beyond to ensure that students excel not only academically but also non-academically, offering a variety of extracurricular opportunities such as drama, coding, chess, debating, STEM club, and rugby. These activities help students develop crucial skills such as time management, decision-making, and communication, enabling them to realize their full learning potential. 

The school firmly believes that education is a catalyst for personal growth and development. It actively provides students with numerous opportunities to explore, discover, and better understand the world around them, transforming the learning experience into an exhilarating journey that unlocks countless opportunities.

In collaboration with families, friends, and community organizations, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is committed to guiding its students towards becoming well-rounded individuals. The school aims to nurture young minds that aspire to excellence in all aspects of life, demonstrating respect for their communities and the world at large.

According to the Ofsted report, the school received a “Good” score.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys has designated a priority zone determined by its proximity to the school, specifically within a 3-mile radius.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
4 applicants for every place.
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, Saint John's 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 Grammar School for Boys 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.

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