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  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
    St John's Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    TN4 9XB
  • Head: Mr Simon Marsh
  • T 01892 529551
  • F 01892 536 833
  • E thegrammarschool@…
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 1266
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 31st January 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 11th January 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st May 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Entrance examination administered by local LEA (Maths, VR and non-VR).

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Special Education Needs

The Boys Grammar School has a limited provision for SEN within the school. On entry to the school, boys will be screened using cognitive ability tests and monitored by the staff of the school. Concerns over pupil's literacy skills will be raised with the SENCO who will carry out testing to ascertain the severity of the difficulty. Where pupils have organisational difficulties which affect their work a short course in study skills will be offered in a small group. For those students whose literacy skills are poor a course in spelling, punctuation and grammar will be provided during Year 7. Students with very poor handwriting will be offered a touch typing course delivered by a specialist teacher in a group. All students placed on the school register as having difficulties will be reviewed 1/2 yearly to make sure adequate progress is being maintained following any intervention. For those pupils who have severe dyslexia affecting their academic progress,1:1 weekly lessons will be offered on a termly basis. However, it must be emphasised that the school as a limited amount of support time to do this so only the severest difficulties will normally be addressed. Where students are likely to perform poorly on tests and exams, because of their difficulties, examination dispensation will be pursued, with assessments being carried out by a qualified specialist within the school. Very few pupils receive support in the upper part of the school, but where students have persistent difficulties support may be available in terms of study and organisation sessions at a lunch time or out of lessons through negotiation with members of staff. The school currently has one statemented pupil with Aspergers Syndrome who is fully integrated into the school with support from a learning support assistant. Teaching staff are gradually becoming more familiar with this type of difficulty.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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