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  • Sir Roger Manwood's School
    Manwood Road
    CT13 9JX
  • Head: Mr Lee Hunter
  • T 01304 610200
  • F 01304 615336
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1,027; 52 boarders; sixth formers: 263
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Boarding £11,898 pa; Day - Free
  • Open days: September (for Year 7); November (for Year 12)
  • 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..

It’s a competitive environment, but not harshly so. ‘People who arrive here for the sixth form say they are pushed harder here than at other schools, but teachers work with you, they help people who are not doing so well,’ one student said. There’s an uncommon gentleness about the school, which makes it an absolute find for parents who are concerned about how their child will deal with the hurly-burly of secondary school. There’s a warmth and naturalness between the students – no macho posturing from the boys or…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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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)

School associations

State boarding school

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 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.

Academic matters

In 2017, 34 per cent A*/A and 63 per cent A*/B at A level, and 48 per cent A*-A/9-7 at GCSE....

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