Founded as a technical school in 1956, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (TWGSB) became a selective grammar school for boys in 1982. The school has a co-educational Sixth Form for those aged 16-18.
Over 1,000 students are divided across six houses and are encouraged to explore their social and cultural interests through a range of co-curricular activities.
Address: Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XB
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01892 529551
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,194
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)
All 180 Year 7 places at Tunbridge Wells Grammar are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. Admissions are dealt with by Kent County Council, so parents should register their children directly with the local authority.
In instances where there are more applicants than Year 7 places, TWGSB uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
More information about TWGSB’s admissions criteria is available on the school’s website.
Parents are able to express four school preferences on a Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), which should be returned to the Local Authority (LA).
For admission to TWGSB, applicants will need to have secured a ‘grammar’ assessment and named Tunbridge Wells Grammar on the SCAF.
Parents will be notified of the result of the offer of a school place in March by the LA.
The majority of Kent’s 35 selective grammar schools and 4 partially selective schools use the Kent Test at 11 Plus for Year 7 places. The Kent Exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:
In order for your son to secure a Year 7 place at TWGSB, he will need to be well-prepared for the Kent Test. Children generally perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period of time. A ‘little and often’ approach typically works best and ensures that they don’t become overwhelmed with studying.
We recommend using practice exam papers as a way of highlighting any areas that need additional work. Don’t be afraid to introduce practice papers at the beginning of your child’s revision, as they will enable you to diagnose their strengths and weaknesses.
Pupils sitting the Kent Test, with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, will hugely benefit from these resources:
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The information provided about Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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