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Students at Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) are celebrating outstanding results again this year. All students gained 7 or more A*- C grades including English and Mathematics. 21 pupils (14 per cent) having gained 10 or more A*s and 69 pupils (47 per cent) gaining 10 or more A or A* grades. Overall, 88 per cent of all GCSE results were at grade A or better.

The 40-strong Motet Choir from Tonbridge Grammar School has just returned home after their first International Competition in Magdeburg Germany with a silver diploma in their youth choir category.

Thank you to all the students who completed the West Kent College group project working with the student from Prep 4 Life, here we are celebrating with a very civilised lunch together.

‘It has been such a treat to work with you all every week’ Mrs Twinam. 


Welcome to Tonbridge Grammar School

TGS is immensely proud to have been named as The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year 2014 and the Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2014.

We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Through blending the best of a traditional curriculum with the principles and ethos of the IB Organisation, TGS students have opportunities to learn in breadth and depth in order to develop as well-balanced individuals. They become active learners and are encouraged to be passionate about making a difference in the world.

TGS is a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form. The school prepares students for GCSEs, IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate. In addition to an extensive curricular timetable, our students take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.

Our facilities

The school opened in 1905 and is situated in 14 acres in Deakin Leas, Tonbridge. We are well resourced with modern facilities. The Hands Building was opened in 2009 and offers state-of-the-art classrooms, a drama and dance studio and a sports hall. A number of our Science laboratories were refurbished after having been awarded a grant from the Wolfson Foundation in 2012. Our current development project is the provision of a Sixth Form Study Centre, along with refurbishments to art, music and dining facilities, due for completion in August 2015.


Since introducing the IB Diploma Programme in 2004, TGS is very proud to be a recipient of the British Council Award for Internationalism every year. This is in recognition of the opportunities available for students to take part in initiatives which enable intercultural understanding and respect. These include study tours abroad to locations as varied as Swaziland, Iceland and Singapore, as well as participating in mathematics challenges in the UK and Europe. Planning is also underway to attend a Science and Chemistry week in Washington DC.