Welcome to Weald of Kent Grammar School
Welcome to Weald of Kent or as we are more affectionately known WoK. We make a positive difference in the education we deliver for the 1,200 students aged 11-18 who study here, by successfully creating opportunities for our students to achieve high academic results whilst still affording them a platform to extend their personal qualities, talents and interests. Our ethos values and nurtures individuality not stereotypes. Our curriculum engages, enthuses and sparks curiosity. This prepares students for the competitive world as it develops intellect and stimulates personal confidence and resilience.
Sixth Form Open Evening - 18 October 2017
Talks at - 6.00pm and 7.15pm
Applications open 30th October 2017
Closing date for applications is 5pm on 11h January 2018
In May 2014, as a further indicator of our high performance, the DfE awarded us Teaching School status. However, we are not a complacent school and we demand that the learning experience for our students moves with the times whilst maintaining the traditions of good manners, discipline and respect for others. Working supportively alongside parents and students we believe is essential to our aim of providing an outstanding education. We have upgraded our systems to improve electronic communication with parents. We are a school that welcomes the chance to meet parents face to face not only on formal occasions, but also at many informal events including concerts and shows.
Reviewing what we do is part of our annual cycle of routine, rigorous and robust self-evaluation. Feedback from all those involved with our school community is encouraged. We benefit from the expertise of our very supportive and proactive Governing Body, led by David Bower. Gaining Governor Mark is an example of one of the many challenges the team have set themselves.
Thanks to the voluntary generosity of Parents to our Development Fund plus good housekeeping, both site and buildings continue to be enhanced. In January 2014 our new Mathematics and Examination Centre was completed followed, in September 2016, by our wonderful new Sports Hall which was opened by Olympian Max Whitlock. Our Sixth Form accommodation has also been enhanced; offering a full suite of facilities including a learning hub and urban style café. Providing a stimulating, well equipped academic learning environment, staffed by highly qualified professionals is critical to the development of our progressive curriculum and student wellbeing.
Our vision extends far beyond the immediate learning community of the School proved by our diverse extra-curricular programme that offers something for everyone. Our School and the local communities we serve influence the broad range of experiences we provide, as do the amazing relationships with a host of other partners beyond these shores.
We hope that you will enjoy finding out more on our website or by visiting us in the very near future.
We have a new Sixth Form Hub which has been set out along the same lines of a university learning centre, with areas to work in groups or individually. We also have the Sixth Form 'Hard Wok' cafe where students can meet in a relax environment.. These areas offer a place to meet informally or prepare for lessons. . Sixth Form students are always welcome in the Learning Resource Centre and Careers Area and are often found working in department areas during their non-contact time.
Weald has a Student Services Centre where all students can access help and support in both their learning and health and wellbeing. Students with specific learning needs can be catered for with laptops and designated extra time during examinations. The Sixth Form Tutors are approachable and experienced in supporting students during their A Levels and beyond.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Weald of Kent Grammar School directly.