Comment for UCAS

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a selective secondary school of around 1630 students with 350 in the co-educational Sixth Form. Our Year 7 intake is determined by the Kent Test and unlike a number of super-selective secondary schools in the region we have a wide range of ability for a selective school from the 1st to around the 40th percentile. As one of the lowest-funded state secondary schools in the country we pride ourselves on the fact that despite limited financial means we help produce outstanding young people who achieve the highest levels of academic and personal success. Most students in Year 12 take three subjects as standard and continue these into Year 13. An increasing number of the cohort also opt to study our highly successful EPQ programme. We accept female students into our Sixth Form, who make an invaluable contribution to the academic and social life of our community.

We were able to offer distance learning via MSTeams during the COVID lockdowns, which our students engaged in as fully as possible. Since our return, we have been working hard to restore confidence and strong study habits. Currently, learning gaps are filled and the majority of our students are achieving their potential or better. They are an exceptional year group, we have high hopes for their continued progress and success. They have shown great resilience , courage and determination in getting their education back on track. They will be impressive undergraduates.