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  • The Rochester Grammar School
    Maidstone Road
    Rochester
    Kent
    ME1 3BY
  • Head: Clare Brinklow
  • T 01634 843049
  • F 01634 818340
  • E office@rochesterg…mmar.medway.sch.uk
  • W https://www.ro…rammar.org.uk/
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Medway
  • Pupils: 1,213 ; sixth formers: 333 (including 30 or so boys)
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes 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 November 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

It’s a powerhouse for women. Houses are named after an eclectic group of women such as Jane Tomlinson, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, and Hildegard (of Bingen). As we walk the corridors there’s a hubbub coming from all the classrooms. Pupils are animated, some half on their feet. Tables aren’t arranged in serried ranks, but in blocks or U-shapes and there’s much collaborative work and discussion going on. One parent calls the school ‘a jewel in Rochester’. But the other side of the coin is that the pace is fast, and your daughter will have to be prepared to...

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

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

Curricula

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

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since June 2017, Clare Brinklow, previously assistant principal here. History degree and masters in professional practice from Kent; after a year teaching history at Bordon Grammar School Trust she joined Rochester Grammar in 2009 to teach history, sociology and politics, rising to assistant director of sixth form and then assistant principal.

Executive principal is Mr G Bassan BA NPQH. CEO is Mr S Gardener.

Academic matters

In 2016, 71 per cent of GCSE entries were graded A*/A. At A level, 81 per cent of grades were A* to B and 44 per cent A*/A, and IB the average total point score was 38. The school has specialist status for maths, ICT and music; history, English and science are all strong departments. Modern foreign languages haven’t matched up so new language...

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