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Welcome to Chatham Grammar School for Boys


Chatham Boys Grammar School is a boys' 11 - 18 selective school with a co-educational sixth form.  Chatham Grammar School for Boys has a medium sized sixth form offering a wide variety of A level courses. We provide individual advice for all our students about their choice of courses and post A-Level options. CGSB students are able to choose from a wide level of A-Level courses and  also benefit from a variety of enrichment courses including the Extended Project. Clubs, societies, sporting, musical and cultural experiences abound. All teachers are highly qualified and specialise in their subject areas. They provide considerablesupport out of lessons, after school and during some of the holiday periods to ensure that students are as well prepared as possible for examinations. We look forward to meeting you at our open evening on Thursday 26 November from 5.30 -9.00pm, where you will have the opportunity to meet with subject leaders, discuss potential career and higher education pathways and also speak to current students.

About us

Chatham Grammar School for Boys is situated on the southern side of Chatham by the A230 Maidstone Road. It occupies an attractive half-timbered black and white building, formerly a manor house owned by George Winch, a one time Mayor of Chatham, and part of his estate known as Holcombe.

The majority of students who join the school in Year 7 or during Key Stages 3 or 4 remain with the school for their Sixth Form studies. However, a large number of studentsfrom other local schools join CGSB each year in Year 12, many of them girls. These students tell us that their reasons for joing CGSB inlcude such things as the friendliness and helpfulness of staff, the warm welcome they receive from existing CGSB students, and the wide variety of subjects that are on offer.

A-Level results have been steadily improving for a number of years and over 50% of grades in 2014 were grade A* - B, with many students going on to top univeristies including Oxford and Cambridge. The teachers at CGSB are well qualified and dedicated to their students often providing considerable support outwith the normal school day. We do expect our students to work hard and will very quickly tell you if we  think you are not working hard enough - but would you want us to do anything less?

Facilities available

Accommodation at Chatham Grammar School for Boys includes seven modern teaching blocks which house the Main Hall and Gym, Library, Music Suite, Science Laboratories, Technology Suite, Performing Arts suite, Modern Language Block, Humanities Block and a Mathematics Suite as well as other classrooms. Accommodation recently acquired from the old BORA site is currently being refurbished and will soon provide additional facilities including a large sports hall. The school library is available to all students. The Sixth Form has access to its own private study and cafe, and common room facilities. There are grass pitches for soccer, and cricket on site in addition to facilities for tennis and basketball. These sports, together with rugby and hockey, are also played at the school`s off-site facilities on grounds that have now been redeveloped in conjunction with the Old Boys Club providing two floodlit Astroturf surfaces, new Clubhouse, changing rooms and many other facilities.

Additional support

The Sixth Form has a dedicated academic and pastoral support team and Form Tutor system. This means that students have significant support in their academic and personal development through this critical period of their education. In addition the school has a dedicated Learning Support centre and a Head of Sixth form who supports students UCAS applications to university and those looking to successfully apply for employment at the end of the Sixth Form. CGSB's provision for students with special educational needs has been recognised for its quality by Ofsted, and Sixth form students can also expect to benefit from the experienced SEN team's support.

Learner success

Chatham Grammar School for Boys has a long and distinguished history of academic success and of preparing students for Higher Education, including  Oxbridge and  other competitive universities. Almost all of our Year 13 students progress on to University courses either directly or after a gap year. In 2014 over 50% of grades achieved at A2 were A*-B and our A – level pass rate is 99%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Chatham Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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