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  • Tonbridge Grammar School
    Deakin Leas
    TN9 2JR
  • Head: Mrs Rosemary Joyce
  • T 01732 365125
  • F 01732 359417
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  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,144
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October or tours once a month (telephone for details)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th July 2007
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th June 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

High achieving selective girls grammar which, since 2012, has only offered IB in sixth form. Happy, relaxed place and students insist that the school's reputation as a hot house is simply not the case. Co-ed sixth form with about 20...

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What the school says...

Tonbridge Grammar School is a highly successful selective academy with a track record of innovation and excellent examination results. We are an IBO World School and have been the top-performing state-school in the IB Diploma programme for the last three consecutive years.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Grammar School (IBO Higher level component)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Computer Studies at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

High achieving selective girls grammar which, since 2012, has only offered IB in sixth form. Happy, relaxed place and students insist that the school's reputation as a hot house is simply not the case. Co-ed sixth form with about 20 boys in each year has added new energy to the classroom. Team sport compulsory until sixth form and many continue as it forms part of the CAS element of the IB, but can be 'a bit patchy’ according to the girls...

Head Teacher

Since April 2005, Mrs Rosemary Joyce BA MA PGCE NPQH (40s). Read religious studies and history at Stirling, followed by a PGCE and MA at London. Previously deputy head of Nonsuch High School for Girls, Cheam; senior teacher at Clarendon School, Trowbridge; head of religious studies at Aylesbury High. A highly effective administrator who...

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Special Education Needs

We believe that intervention with appropriate support and resources leads to improved learning, self-esteem and ultimately greater personal success. Our school works in close partnership with parents in dealing with children with special educational needs. This also means that outside agencies may be involved and we feel that early recognition and good communication between all parties is essential. We have a dyslexia specialist who will assess our students and provide tuition as necessary. We provide a range of laptops with good, instructive software for their use. Similarly we employ a counsellor who will give support as required. We have an Advanced Skill Teacher responsible for Gifted and Talented Policy, provision, resources and monitoring. We have a weekly "Bright Sparks" club which focuses on problem solving, higher order thinking, philosophy and application of brain power to local and national competitions. Many members of the school are members of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth, and we work closely with NAGTY and other national organisations to offer resources and opportunities. We have a database of students regarded as gifted and talented by national standards laid down by DFES (almost all our students) and the progress of especially talented ones, regarded as gifted by our school, is monitored by faculty staff.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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