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Welcome to Tonbridge Grammar School


TGS is immensely proud to have been named as The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year 2014 and the Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2014.

We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Through blending the best of a traditional curriculum with the principles and ethos of the IB Organisation, TGS students have opportunities to learn in breadth and depth in order to develop as well-balanced individuals. They become active learners and are encouraged to be passionate about making a difference in the world.

TGS is a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form. The school prepares students for GCSEs, IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate. In addition to an extensive curricular timetable, our students take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.

About us

The school opened in 1905 and is situated in 14 acres in Deakin Leas, Tonbridge.

Since introducing the IB Diploma Programme in 2004, TGS is very proud to be a recipient of the British Council Award for Internationalism every year. This is in recognition of the opportunities available for students to take part in initiatives which enable intercultural understanding and respect. These include study tours abroad to locations as varied as Swaziland, Iceland and Singapore, as well as participating in mathematics challenges in the UK and Europe.

Facilities available

We are well resourced with modern facilities. The Hands Building was opened in 2009 and offers state-of-the-art classroom, a drama and dance studio and a sports hall.

A number of our Science laboratories were refurbished in 2012, following a grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

Our new Sixth Form centre, the IBarn, was opened in September 2015 and houses social and tecahing spaces as well as a dedicated IT suite.

Music and Art facilities were upgraded in the summer of 2015.

Additional support

Our dedicated Sixth Form team tracks progress and leads support strategies when needed. Each student is assigned a Personal Tutor who they meet at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss academic progress as well as any pastoral concerns.

Students within the Sixth Form are actively encouraged to become fully involved in the life of the school. Elections for key leadership roles including head students take place every year. 

Learner success

Two students achieved the maximum score of 45 points in the IB Diploma, this accolade is held by only 60 students in the UK and 218 worldwide. 1 student achieved 44 points with 41 students (29%) achieving a score of 40 or better and half of our students achieving 38 or above. Our average Diploma point score was 36.9 which exceeds the UK average of 34.8 and the worldwide average of 29.95. 68.6% of individual subject grades were at a grade 7 or 6 with the average grade being just below a 6 (5.87).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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