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Admissions Policy Consultations

2 November 2023

Admissions Consultation – September 2025 Admissions

Dear Stakeholder,

Tonbridge Grammar School is consulting on its Admissions Policy for September 2025. The purpose of this consultation is so that we, as a school, comply with the DfE School Admissions Code and consult with our local and wider community when there are proposed changes and/or every seven years.

The consultation has been set at a seven week period to ensure a minimum of six school working weeks and is timed to allow for the Board of Trustees time to consider all comments made during the consultation window.

Period of consultation: 3 November to 22 December 2023

Year 7: There is a proposed increase to the number of Pupil Premium Places from 10 to 15 (within our existing PAN of 180). Places will be available to children with a selective 11+ assessment regardless of where they live, with oversubscription in this category decided by proximity to the school not score. These additional Pupil Premium places reduce the Trustee places from 35 to 30.

Year 12: Oversubscription Criteria has any sibling association removed.

A copy of our proposed Admission Policy is also below.

How to Respond to the Consultation:

The Board of Trustees would welcome comments and questions during this period of consultation on any aspect of the proposed changes to arrangements, not on any other aspect of our policy; responses can be sent: via email to:

or sent by post to:

The Clerk to the Trustees, Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JR

We invite responses from all those within The Tonbridge Grammar School community, as well as prospective parents, key stakeholders and the local community. All responses will be considered prior to the Board of Trustee’s Determination of the Admission Criteria. The final admissions arrangements will be published on the school’s website by 15th March 2024, in line with statutory guidelines.