Admission to Year 7 September 2019

TGS is a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

The Admission Policy for Year 7 entry September 2019 is available to download below.


On 1st March the Governors offered places to 145 Area list applicants and 35 Governor list applicants, with cut-off scores as follows:

Area list: 371 (distance tie-breaker of 1.026 applied - not all applicants with 371 will have been successful)

Governor list: 393 (distance tie-breaker of 15.318)

Eligible Pupil Premium list applicants were accommodated within the Area list cut-off.

Second round offers update:

The Governors offered declined places on 24th April via the KCC reallocation to 15 Area and 4 Governor list applicants with cut off scores as follows:

Area list: 368 (last distance offered 3.585)

Governor list: 400 (no distance tie-breaker needed)

The School will operate its own waiting list from Monday 29th April and will offer any further declined places, in accordance with its oversubscription criteria, as and if they become available.

TGS induction information will be made available in due course. Our Induction Day (and Evening) for 2019 entry will be Thursday 4th July, in common with many West Kent schools.

Welcome afternoons will also be held on 1st or 2nd July, depending on the House allocated – invites to follow.

First day of term in September is Wednesday 4th September.

Enquiries to Mrs Court Year 7 Admissions 01732 365125 ext 250

Appeal information is available here

In-year entry to the school


Information about Year 7 September 2020 Entry

The Governors have now determined the Admission Policy for entry in September 2020, unchanged from previous years, and this is available to download above.

The School can only consider applicants who have been selective assessed according to the Kent 11+ test which takes place in the Autumn of 2019.  Parents must ensure they register their child for the Kent 11+ Test during June 2019 using the following link:

Admissions Process

Application to Year 7, September annually is via the Kent Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. When completing the Local Authority application forms for admission to Tonbridge Grammar School the following codes apply:

LA:    886
DFE:  5443

For entry to Year 7 all applicants must complete their Local Authority Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF).

From September 2018 entry a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (please click here to download) is required ONLY from applicants who are eligible for and wish to apply for a Pupil Premium place.  Please be aware the the SIF alone does not constitute an application.

Visiting the School

We encourage any students and parents considering an application to Tonbridge Grammar School to visit the School.  To accommodate the high level of interest we arrange several Open Events.   Further details including dates of our forthcoming Open Events are available here.

In addition, we offer School Tours which take place monthly from November to May.  The dates for our forthcoming tours are listed below. All tours start at 9.30am and last around an hour. Tours may be oversubscribed, and parents must book in advance using the form below.

  • Thurs 14 Nov

  • Thurs 12 Dec

  • Thurs 16 Jan

  • Thurs 13 Feb

  • Thurs 12 March

  • Thurs 23 April

  • Thurs 14 May

We are sorry, but we are unable to arrange individual visits.

Places on School Tours are limited. Please await an email from the School confirming your place.  

For anyone wishing to attend a school tour, please complete details below.

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