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  • Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
    Southfield Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    TN4 9UJ
  • Head: Mrs Linda Wybar
  • T 01892 520902
  • F 01892 536 497
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1020 ; sixth formers: 293
  • 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 Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 3rd November 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th February 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Music is part of its DNA – ‘there is music everywhere,’ said our guide. Scholarship and academic rigour are two of the school’s main priorities, but girls do not feel under pressure and younger girls are given a lot of help with time management skills. Unusually for this type of school, there is no house system, but the strong pastoral care means no one gets left out – girls are encouraged to look after each other, with sixth form offering help and support to younger girls...

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What the school says...

Kent 11+ PESE tests administered by local LEA (Maths, VR and non-VR).

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Since 1999 Linda Wybar, 50s. Educated at Blyth Grammar School and the University of Hull, where she read English and took her PGCE. She also has an MA in education management from the Open University, taken when her twin sons were toddlers. Linda’s earliest ambition was to clean and tidy her parents’ wool shop, but she soon decided she would prefer to be a headmistress and never looked back. She came south for her first teaching post and has taught in Kent schools ever since. Her first appointment, at a co-ed school, was a tough one where she ‘learnt a lot about behaviour management and how to motivate young people’. Has worked in both girls’ and boys’ grammar schools: taught English for four years and then became head of department at Norton Knatchbull Boys’...

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