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  • Sir Roger Manwood's School
    Manwood Road
    CT13 9JX
  • Head: Mr Lee J Hunter
  • T 01304 613286
  • F 01304 615336
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1000
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Boarding £11,619 pa; Day - Free
  • Open days: September
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 26th April 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 24th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Parents fighting whitened tooth and manicured nail over places in the West Kent grammars may be missing a trick here. There’s a warmth and naturalness between the students – no macho posturing from the boys or cliquey ring-fencing from the girls. If there’s a weak department, it would appear to be ICT. Given that the school has computing as a specialism, it’s surprising that ...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Religious Studies at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Government & Politics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)

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State boarding school

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2013, Mr Lee Hunter, previously deputy head of Tiffin Girls' Grammar School in Surrey. A biochemist (read natural sciences at Cambridge), he first joined Tiffin Girls’ as head of science in 1997. His career also includes stints as a science teacher at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, the Sir James Henderson British School of Milan and Framwellgate Moor School in Durham.

Some of Mr Hunter’s proudest school moments have included leading expeditions to the Indian Himalayas and introducing the Duke of Edinburgh award. Living on the Kent coast enables him to enjoy his hobbies of running, walking and cycling, as well as travelling frequently to France.

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In 2016, 32 per cent A*/A and 66 per cent A*/B at A level, and 43 per cent A/A* at...

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