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School now back on track and is again healthily oversubscribed under the inspirational newish headmaster. Strong sense of tradition, and extraordinary allegiance and loyalty among its pupils and alumni, make this a very special school....

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  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)

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School now back on track and is again healthily oversubscribed under the inspirational newish headmaster. Strong sense of tradition, and extraordinary allegiance and loyalty among its pupils and alumni, make this a very special school.

Head

Since 2012, Mark Tomkins BSc NPQH PGCE (40s). Grew up in Cheltenham, where he was educated at Arle Comprehensive and Pate's Grammar. Read maths at Birmingham University and went home to Cheltenham to do his PGCE. Has spent almost all his working life in Kent boys’ grammar schools, the first nine years at Dartford Grammar and latterly six years as deputy head at The Judd, Tonbridge. Says he knew MGS well before he applied for the job and felt part of the school within a couple of weeks. Tall and enthusiastic, he feels that the headship is the ‘best job in...

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