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Join us in Year 7

We are delighted that you are considering Tonbridge Grammar School for your child.  Please navigate the information below regarding Year 7 entry, including details of open events.

Open Events for Entry to Year 7 in September 2025

Our plans have been finalised and we now invite you book tickets to attend one of our events (please note our booking system will only allow you to book for one event).

Open Morning 20 June 9.30-12.30

Two time slots available for a student led guided tour:
1.    School tour only - arrival from 9.30am departure by 10.40.am
2.    School tour only - arrival from 11.15am and departure by 12.30pm

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any Head Teacher presentations at this event.

One ticket allocation for our Open Morning admits a group of up to three people (including the Year 5 student).  There is no need to specify the number in the group when ordering. Your email confirmation should be used as your ticket entry on arrival. Please allow at least 45 minutes for your tour.

You can book your tickets here for Open Morning only. 


Open Evening 27 June 2024 5.30pm- 8.00pm

Please choose one of the following ticket types to attend this event. You may book one ticket to include entry for a maximum of three people (to include the Year 5 student).  Please indicate the number in your party when ordering your ticket.
1.    School tour only - arrival from 5.30pm and departure by 6.45pm
2.    Tour of the school from 5.30pm and Head Teacher Presentation at 6.00pm with a departure time by 7.15pm
3.    Tour of the school from 6.15pm and Head Teacher Presentation at 7.15pm with a departure time by 8.00pm (upon completion of the presentation)
4.    School tour only - arrival from 6.30pm and departure by 7.45pm

Due to limited hall capacity we will be unable to admit anyone who does not present an advance booking to attend the Head Teacher presentations.

Your email confirmation should be used as your ticket entry on arrival. Please allow at least 45 minutes for your tour.  If you are attending the 6pm presentation you can continue your tour after the presentation, but we request you depart the school site by 7.15pm.

You can book your open evening tickets here.

Please contact office@tgs.kent.sch.uk with any queries. 

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy your visit.


October Open Events for families with children in Year 6 September 2024

Open Morning 1 - Thursday 3 October 2024 - 9:30am – 12.30pm (timings and presentations TBC)

Open Morning 2 - Thursday 10 October 2024 - 9:30am – 12.30pm (timings and presentations TBC)

Open Morning 3 - Tuesday 15 October 2024 - 9:30am – 12.30pm (timings and presentations TBC)

Please ensure you add TGS to your email safe senders list to avoid our notification going to your junk folder. 

Registration of interest does not guarantee a ticket.  As soon as plans have been finalised we will share the details with you so that you can access the booking site. Ticket numbers may be restricted.  

Second Round Offers 25 April 2024

Today KCC made their second-round offers of secondary school places for September 2024 and as a result the cut-off scores for TGS have changed to:

Area applicants                373

Trustee applicants          414  (higher due to late applicants)

The tie break distance applied to the Area Applicants was 6.286 miles

It was not necessary to apply a distance tie break to the Trustee Applicants.

National Offer Day 1 March 2024

The cut off score for the Area offers was 375, with a tie break applied of 6.9 miles. 

The cut off score for the 35th place offered for our 35 Trustee places was a score of 396, with a tie break distance applied of 30.6 miles.

If you have been offered a place at TGS please note the information below:

  • Acceptance/refusal emails should be sent to admissions@tgs.kent.sch.uk marked for the attention of Mrs Court by 15 March. If you live outside Kent please contact Mrs Court direct by email (as well as following the instructions given by your Local Authority).
  • Declined Offers must be made in writing to admissions@tgs.kent.sch.uk and cannot be accepted over the phone.
  • If you have been offered a place here, TGS will send its own welcome letters to families by email on 5 March.
  • TGS induction information will be made available in due course. Our Induction Day (and Evening) for 2024 entry will be Thursday 4 July, in common with many West Kent schools.
  • A Welcome event will also be held on Thursday 20 June – invites to follow.
  • First day of term in September for Year 7 & 12 is Monday 4 September 2024.

If you have not been offered a place at TGS you may wish to consider the following information:

  • Waiting list - To add an eligible child’s name to the waiting list you can visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/waitinglist to complete it online (scroll down to the 'Waiting lists' section on this page). The online waiting list will close on Friday 15 March.
  • Information on appeals is available on the TGS website here.

Any declined places will be filled via KCC’s Reallocation on 25 April.

Should you have any further queries please email admissions@tgs.kent.sch.uk 


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Admissions Enquiries

Enquiries to Mrs Court Admissions Registrar 01732 365125 ext 222 admissions@tgs.kent.sch.uk

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