Happy Christmas baking! Invite to School’s 114th Birthday

Happy Christmas baking! And inviting you to the School’s 114th Birthday on 26 January

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At Tonbridge Grammar School on Saturday 26 January 2019

3pm to 5.30pm (and then to the Vauxhall Inn)

RSVP to express your interest

We would be delighted to see you on Saturday 26 January for our annual alumni celebration, marking the opening of the School in January 1905.

We are going for an informal plan this year, with lots of opportunity to chat and catch up! Tea from the urn and then maybe a saunter down to the Vauxhall Inn for supper. We will confirm arrangements in mid January, depending on numbers and the weather!

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Chris’ Christmas Cake 1959

If you have not made your Christmas cake yet and you are searching for a recipe, try this one! 

If there is any left, why not bring your ‘school’ cake with you on 26 January!

Born 4 April 1944 Christine Sayers (now Johnson) was a student at TGS between 1955 and 1961 when Miss Arnold was headmistress. Chris first made the cake at school in 1959 when she was in 5th year and she has made it for family and friends every year since then. 

Thank you to TGS alumna Chris for sharing the recipe and to current student Juliet for her graphic design.

Please click here to RSVP to School Birthday 114

Thanksgiving Service for Miss Barbara Mitchener: An Invitation

Miss Barbara Mitchener passed away on 26 August 2018. Friend Audrey, sister Pauline, and Rosemary Joyce gave moving eulogies at her funeral in Skipton on 11 September and tributes and memories received so far from our TGS community were shared.

Our thanksgiving in the Mitchener Hall will be a celebration of Miss Mitchener’s life and service to the School. We invite you to bring along photographs and memorabilia to share over a cup of tea and cake.

A Thanksgiving for Miss Barbara Mitchener

Headmistress 1974 to 1990

Tuesday 6 November 2018

3pm to 5pm

At Tonbridge Grammar School

RSVP is essential please


Please also use link to share memories and tributes to Miss Mitchener

Parking and Shuttle bus: If this is your first visit for some years you will need to be aware that the school entrance is at the top of Deakin Leas and parking spaces are few relative to our daily needs. We are limited to offering spaces at the School for disabled drivers only booked on the RSVP. We are grateful to the Vauxhall Inn TN11 0NA for offering parking for our minibus shuttle service and recommend the Inn for guests arriving together to meet for lunch or supper perhaps.

Photography: We may take photographs at this event that we would like to share with our school community including: school and alumni websites and print publications


Pippa Blackstone
Alumni and Development