Tonbridge Grammar School Top School in the South East - Sunday Times’ Parent Power 2016

We are delighted to inform Parents and Carers that Tonbridge Grammar School has been named the top performing state school in the South East by the Sunday Times in their Parent Power published last week.

As well as assessment of all recent academic results on a school-by-school basis, The Sunday Times’ Parent Power** is aimed at helping parents compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally.

Rosemary Joyce, Head Teacher said:  ‘I am delighted the success of our students in their examinations has been recognised. They have worked exceptionally hard to achieve their outstanding results, supported by our dedicated and skilled team of staff, and I am very proud of everyone involved.

Success is measured in many ways of course. We are particularly pleased that the new government measures* recognise our school not only for its overall outstanding academic achievement but also for the exceptional progress our students make, reflecting individual success stories and highlighting the support we give them.’

Year 11 GCSE outcomes this summer were outstanding with Parent Power calculating that 89.5% of results were awarded at A* / A.

In the Sixth Form the Year 13 results were exceptional with an average Diploma score of 37.1.  With Parent Power calculating that 91.5% of International Baccalaureate subject entries achieved the equivalent of A* to B at A-level.

‘As well as academic achievement I want to pay tribute to the enriching wider learning opportunities available here, including the strength of our community service which sees hundreds of our students actively support a range of community groups and projects throughout the year.

Our students should be very proud of all that they achieve and what they contribute.’

Alongside the number 1 position in the South East, the School was rated the fifth highest state secondary school in the country for its examination outcomes.

*The DfE’s new progress measures put our summer results in the top 5% of all schools in the country for the level of progress made by our students in their GCSE. It shows our students make outstanding progress from their prior attainment at the end of Primary School.

**The definitive guide can be found online at

27 November 2016