Welcome to Tonbridge Grammar School
TGS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Through blending the best of a traditional curriculum with the innovations of the IB Programme, 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 just over 1000 students between the ages of 11 and 18. The sixth form has been coeducational since 2002. The school prepares students for GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate. In addition to an extensive curricular timetable, our students have the opportunity to take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.
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. Most recently, a number of our Science laboratories have been refurbished after having been awarded a grant from the Wolfson Foundation in 2012.
We are very proud of our specialisms in both Mathematics & Computing and Languages. This means that our students forge links with other schools and businesses with the aim of enriching the quality of their learning.
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.