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Welcome to The Skinners' School

Welcome to The Skinners' School.  The school was opened in Royal Tunbridge Wells in 1887. The current roll is 978, with 252 in the Sixth Form.

Skinners' aims to achieve academic excellence for all its pupils, whilst at the same time developing their independence as learners. We also believe very strongly in learning outside the classroom, through co-curricular and extra-curricular activity. We are thus preparing our pupils for life beyond school and want them to play significant role in their communities and in society as a whole.

We cherish our own community and value the excellent relationship between pupils themselves and between pupils, staff and parents. We are committed to being a sustainable school and to our collaboration with other schools in our vicinity.

About us

Skinners’ School is a place of learning. The boys will earn not only qualifications, but a respect for scholarship and learning as things worthwhile in themselves. We intend that they will also develop an appreciation of human achievement in art, music, science and literature. They will develop the ability to think critically, to respect evidence, to distinguish between opinions and prejudices and to make balanced judgements of their own. Through involvement in our varied extra-curricular programme every boy should develop and grow intellectually, physically and spiritually. 

Skinners’ School is a caring school. No young person will learn effectively unless he feels happy and secure. At Skinners’ we will try to address the particular needs of every pupil through a comprehensive, supportive and flexible pastoral system. At Skinners’ we value everyone as unique and special, capable of spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development. As such we work together to develop self respect, self discipline and self understanding. We aim to make responsible use of our talents and opportunities, strive for wisdom and knowledge and take responsibility for our own lives. 
Skinners’ School is a community. We respect others for themselves, not for what they have or what they can do for us. We believe that the capacity to form strong relationships is the foundation of a happy and fulfilled life. As such we will all strive to show others that they are valued, to earn the trust and loyalty of others and to work together co-operatively. We will not tolerate bullying, violence, theft or abuse.
Skinners’ School is at the heart of a wider community. We will learn to take on our responsibilities as citizens. We will respect and celebrate religious and cultural diversity. We will promote opportunities for all. We will place truth, integrity, honesty and goodwill at the heart of our public and private lives. The ethic of service is more highly valued by us than that of self-interest. We believe that from those to whom much is given, much is expected.
These values will underpin our work and relationships at Skinners’ School; they are the foundation of all that we do. 

How to apply

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Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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